Maxwell Field at Verizon Wireless Stadium

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Maxwell Field at Verizon Wireless Stadium is a stadium at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. It has been the home to Winona State Warriors football team since at least the 1937 season. It was named Maxwell Field in honor of then-current Winona State president Guy Maxwell. Maxwell Hall, formerly the Maxwell Library, was also named in his honor.

Verizon Wireless Stadium[edit]

On August 5, 2004, Winona State University and Midwest Wireless entered into a ten-year agreement making the name of the football stadium Maxwell Field at Midwest Wireless Stadium. The agreement called for Midwest Wireless to donate $250,000 to the Winona State University Athletic Department.

On July 10, 2007, Winona State's Athletic Director Larry Holstad said that due to Alltel Wireless' purchase of Midwest Wireless, the stadium would be renamed.[1]

Due to Verizon Wireless' acquisition of Alltel, Alltel Stadium became known as Verizon Wireless Stadium, now the third wireless carrier to have sponsorship of Maxwell Field.

The donation made it possible to build a new press box which eight skyboxes, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, classrooms and locker rooms, as well as room for print, radio and television media outlets.

Maxwell Field is the first on-campus college athletic facility in Minnesota with a corporate sponsor. It was followed in 2009 with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers' TCF Bank Stadium and fellow conference member Concordia University, Saint Paul's Sea Foam Stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plans in the works to rename WSU stadium". Lee Newspapers. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

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Coordinates: 44°02′40″N 91°38′41″W / 44.044329°N 91.644634°W / 44.044329; -91.644634