Clyde Williams Field

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Coordinates: 42°01′26″N 93°39′11″W / 42.024°N 93.653°W / 42.024; -93.653

Clyde Williams Field
Former names State Field
Location Sheldon Ave
Ames, IA 50011
Owner Iowa State University
Operator Iowa State University
Capacity 35,000 (1966-1974)
29,000 (1961-1965)
20,000 (1932-1960)
16,000 (1930-1931)
14,000 (1925-1929)
5,000 (1915-1924)
Construction
Broke ground 1914
Opened 1915
Closed 1975
Demolished June-November, 1978
Construction cost $32,000 (approx. original)
Tenants
Iowa State football
Iowa State track & field

Clyde Williams Field was an outdoor stadium on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. It was the home of the Iowa State Cyclones football and track and field teams.

It was originally built in 1914-15, just south of the recently completed State Gym. It originally held 5,000 spectators, but expansions in 1925, 1930, 1932, 1961 and 1966 brought the final capacity up to approximately 35,000. The stadium was the home of the Cyclones football team from its completion until 1975, when Jack Trice Stadium opened in the newly built Iowa State Center complex to the south of the main campus. Clyde Williams Field was razed in 1978. The site is now occupied by Eaton and Martin Halls, two residence halls constructed in 2002 and 2004, respectively.

The stadium was named for Clyde Williams, alumnus, coach and athletic director at the school in the early 20th century.

Football attendance[edit]

Year Games Total Average
1968 5 122,261 24,452
1969 5 127,352 25,470
1970 4 110,185 27,537
1971 5 139,042 27,805
1972 5 166,106 33,221
1973 5 158,482 31,696
1974 5 162,456 32,419

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