Yager Stadium (Miami University)

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Fred C. Yager Stadium
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Location Weeb Ewbank Way
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Coordinates 39°31′10″N 84°43′58″W / 39.51944°N 84.73278°W / 39.51944; -84.73278Coordinates: 39°31′10″N 84°43′58″W / 39.51944°N 84.73278°W / 39.51944; -84.73278
Broke ground 1982
Opened October 1, 1983
Renovated 2003-2005
Owner Miami University
Operator Miami University
Surface FieldTurf 2003 to present
Natural Grass 1983 to 2002
Construction cost $13.5 million
($32 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Clough, Harbour & Associates (renovations)
Capacity 24,286 (2005-present)
30,012 (1995-2004)[2]
25,183 (1983-1994)[2]
Record attendance 30,087 (October 2, 1999 vs Marshall)[3]
Tenants
Miami RedHawks (NCAA) (1983-present)

Fred C. Yager Stadium is a football stadium in Oxford, Ohio, USA. It is home to the Miami University RedHawks football team. It has a capacity of 24,286 spectators, and was built in 1983. It replaced Miami Field, which had been used since 1895 (the stands had been built in 1916) and was the home field for many of the coaches who had made the school famous.

The stadium has an unbalanced layout, with the west grandstands being 20 rows taller than the east (student) grandstands. A small set of bleachers sit in the north end zone; there are no seats in the south end zone under the main scoreboard. A Cradle of Coaches room is located inside the stadium, along with football offices, player meeting rooms, and locker rooms.

Due to the successes of Miami's football program, the University has undertaken a continued series of facility upgrades beginning in 2003 with the addition of a FieldTurf playing surface. Other recent substantial upgrades of the facility include broadcast-quality permanent lighting, a new scoreboard with three Daktronics videoboards and the new Cradle of Coaches plaza in 2004, and new student bleacher sections on the east sideline and the north end zone in 2005.

As part of the University's For Love and Honor fundraising campaign, funds are currently being raised for an indoor practice facility to be constructed behind the north end zone seats.

The stadium is named for Fred C. Yager, class of 1914, who was the lead benefactor in the project to build the stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Marty Williams (September 30, 1999). "Miami Wins, But Not at the Ticket Counter". Dayton Daily News. 
  3. ^ http://www.muredhawks.com/facilities/mioh-yager-stadium.html

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