Joliet Memorial Stadium

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Coordinates: 41°31′19″N 88°09′21″W / 41.521913°N 88.155842°W / 41.521913; -88.155842 Joliet Memorial Stadium is a 10,000-seat multipurpose stadium located in Joliet, Illinois. It was built in the 1950s and is dedicated to Joliet residents who fought in World Wars I and II as well as the Korean War.

It is the home of the University of St. Francis Saints football team, the Joliet Junior College Wolves football team, and the Joliet Catholic Academy football teams. In addition, the Joliet Buccaneers of the MidStates Football League call it home.

It is used for other events, including Independence Day fireworks as well as summer festivals. For many years, the facility also hosted auto racing events.

In May 2009, renovations on the aging stadium began with the installation of a new, state-of-the-art LED video scoreboard to replace the old, screenless one. By the end of the renovations, planned to be sometime before the 2010 college football season, artificial turf will be installed, along with a new track surface to surround the field.

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