Stuart Field

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Stuart Field
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Football game in 1913. (Click to enlarge.)
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
Owner Purdue University
Operator Purdue University
Opened April 16, 1892
Closed 1940
Tenants
Purdue Boilermakers football (1892–1924)
Purdue Boilermakers baseball (1892–1939)[1]

Stuart Field was a stadium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. It was the home field of the Purdue Boilermakers football team from 1892 until 1924 when Ross–Ade Stadium opened.[2] Purdue's baseball team continued to play at Stuart Field until 1939. The Elliott Hall of Music is located at Stuart Field's former site.[1]

The field was dedicated on April 16, 1892,[3] and named for Charles B. and William V. Stuart, two brothers who served on the university's board of trustees.[4] Originally a seven-acre[4] (2.8 ha) field with eight hundred seats,[3] by the 1910s it was expanded to twice that area[4] and a seating capacity of five thousand.[5] Stuart Field was also used for special events, including a biplane demonstration on June 13, 1911, which attracted seventeen thousand spectators.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lambert Field (Baseball)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Old Oaken Bucket". Purdue University Libraries - Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Stone, Winthrop E. (January 12, 1900). "Report on Athletics at Purdue University". The Twenty-Fifth Report of Purdue University. Indianapolis: Wm. R. Burford. p. 36. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Purdue Reamer Club (2002). A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 66. ISBN 1-55753-191-9. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Kriebel, Robert C. (2009). Ross-Ade: Their Purdue Stories, Stadium, and Legacies. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-55753-522-1. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 

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