Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

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Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
"P.B.T.S."
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Former names Tiger Stadium (1939-1976)
Location 1 Paul E Brown Drive SE, Massillon, Ohio 44646
Owner Massillon City School District
Operator Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club
Capacity 16,392
Surface Field Turf
Construction
Broke ground 1938
Opened 1939
Construction cost $246,000 US
Tenants
Massillon Tigers (High school)


Paul Brown Tiger Stadium located in Massillon, Ohio

Paul Brown Tiger Stadium is a high school football stadium located in Massillon, Ohio. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Massillon Washington High School Tigers football team. The stadium has a seating capacity of 16,600 spectators, with a maximum capacity of over 19,000 when extra seating is brought in. The stadium is named after former Tiger and noted football head coach, Paul Brown. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Originally named Tiger Stadium, its construction was completed in 1939 through the Works Progress Administration program. Besides being the regular season home of the Massillon Tiger Football team, the stadium hosts numerous OHSAA sanctioned football playoff games and three divisional championship games. This is possible due to the use of field turf as a playing surface. The stadium also hosts the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame drum and bugle corps competition.

Paul Brown Tiger Stadium is listed as a historical site of significance by the State of Ohio.[citation needed]


A look inside the Paul L. David Athletic Center located next to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Paul L. David Athletic Center[edit]

The Paul L. David Athletic Training Center located next to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium was built in 2008 by local philanthropist Jeff David in honor of his late father as part of what is known as the D.R.E.A.M. project. The 3 million dollar, 80,000 square foot building is the largest indoor football practice facility in the state of Ohio, 20,000-square-feet larger than the facility used by the NFL's Cleveland Browns. It is also one of the few indoor practice facilities for a high school football team in the nation.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Brown Tiger Stadium". visitcantonstark.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Krider, Dave. "10 more high school football stadiums to see before you die". maxpreps.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tiger Stadium home to storied Massillon Washington". nfhs.org. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Information". massillontigerhelmetproject.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 40°47′45″N 81°29′50″W / 40.795748°N 81.49714°W / 40.795748; -81.49714