Oakley High School Stadium

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Oakley High School Stadium
Location Oakley, Kansas
Built 1939
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 13000150[1]
Added to NRHP April 9, 2013[1]

The Oakley High School Stadium, also known as Irwin Stadium, Irwin Field and as KHRI# 109-51, in Oakley, Kansas was built in 1939 by a New Deal works program, the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It has served at football games and track meets from 1939 to date.[2]

The first usage of the stadium was on October 6, 1939, for '"the annual football classic"' between the Oakley Plainsmen versus the Colby Eagles, a night game under new floodlights, in which, unfortunately, the Plainsmen were '"trounced"'.[2]:6

The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on April 9, 2013.[1] It was deemed locally significant in entertainment and recreation and government, and for its architecture, when considered and nominated as part of a Kansas-wide multiple property submission about New Deal-era historic resources.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places for April 19, 2013". Weekly Listings. National Park Service. April 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Valerie Brown-Kuchera, Jerrik Keller, Kyndal Maurath, and Levi Hefner (May 20, 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Oakley High School Stadium / Irwin Stadium; Irwin Field ; KHRI# 109-51" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-02.  (27 pages, with historic photos and with 12 photos from 2012)

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