Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium
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|Location||1611 W. Sylvester St., Pasco, WA|
|Owner||Pasco School District # 1|
|Pasco Bulldogs and Chiawana Riverhawks|
Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium is the home stadium for the Pasco High School Bulldogs of Pasco, Washington. The school's football, soccer and track-and-field teams play their home games at "Edgar Brown", as it is commonly called.
The stadium was built inside the bowl of a former gravel pit used in the construction of the Pioneer Memorial Bridge (now referred locally as the Blue Bridge), which links Kennewick and Pasco, Washington. As well as being the home of the Pasco High Bulldogs, the stadium is home to the Pasco Invitational, the nation's oldest high school track-and-field single-day competition, and the largest single day track-and-field competition of any kind, which is always held on the first weekend of April.
In 2002, a voter-approved bond issue funded a major renovation of the stadium, which included the partial-demolition of the former Emerson Elementary which was transformed into a Boys & Girls Club. Emerson Elementary received a new building north of the stadium. A community-led fund-raising effort later added a FieldTurf playing surface to the stadium, making it the second stadium in the Tri-City area to have an artificial turf stadium (Neil F. Lampson Stadium in nearby Kennewick was the first). Chiawana High School, which opened for classes in the fall of 2009, has its own FieldTurf field for its Riverhawks in 2009.
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