Miles Stadium

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Miles Stadium was a stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It was primarily used for American football, and was the home field of Virginia Tech's football team from 1926 to 1964. The team moved to Lane Stadium in 1965.

Miles Stadium opened in 1926 with 3,750 permanent seats. Subsequent expansions increased seating capacity to 17,000 permanent seats and temporary bleachers. The stadium's inaugural game was a Virginia Tech victory over Roanoke College on September 25, 1926; the dedication game, a Virginia Tech victory over the University of Virginia was played on October 23, 1926. The stadium's last game was on November 7, 1964, a Virginia Tech victory over North Carolina State University. The stadium was razed in 1965.

Of the 95 games played in Miles Stadium, Virginia Tech won 66, lost 25, and tied 4; the most memorable win was arguably the October 24, 1964 defeat of Florida State University. Florida State was ranked #10 in the nation and was the highest ranked team defeated at Miles Stadium. Virginia Tech did not defeat a higher ranked team until the University of Texas was bested in the Sugar Bowl on December 31, 1995.

Miles Stadium was named for Clarence P. "Sally" Miles, Virginia Tech class of 1901, former director of athletics, graduate athletic manager, professor, and dean. Virginia Tech's Miles Dormitory is also named for C.P. Miles.