Illinois Field (1884)

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Illinois Field
Location Champaign, Illinois
Opened 1884
Closed 1987
Owner University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Operator University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Capacity 17,000
Tenants
Illinois Fighting Illini football (1890–1922)
Illinois Fighting Illini baseball (?–1987)
Big Ten Baseball Tournament (1982)

Illinois Field was a stadium in Champaign, Illinois. It hosted the Illinois Fighting Illini football team until they moved to the Memorial Stadium in 1923 and the school's baseball team until they moved to the current Illinois Field in 1988. The stadium held 17,000 people at its peak.[1]

Events[edit]

The field hosted the 1982 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament, won by Minnesota.[2]

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