Municipal Stadium (Waco)

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Municipal Stadium (Kiwanis Field)
Waco Municipal Stadium 2018.jpg
Former names Waco Stadium (1936–1942)
Location Waco, Texas
Coordinates 31°32′32″N 97°07′54″W / 31.542110°N 97.131781°W / 31.542110; -97.131781Coordinates: 31°32′32″N 97°07′54″W / 31.542110°N 97.131781°W / 31.542110; -97.131781
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1936
Opened 1936
Tenants
Baylor Bears (NCAA SWC) (1936–1949)

Municipal Stadium, or Waco Municipal Stadium and formerly Waco Stadium, is an athletics stadium located in Waco, Texas at S 15th Street and Dutton Avenue. It was formerly the home field of Baylor University's athletic teams from the time shortly after the stadium was built in 1936 until 1949.[1] For the Bears, the new off-campus facility replaced the smaller Carroll Field as the home football game location, where they had played from 1930 to 1935.[1][2] Waco Stadium was renamed Municipal Stadium in 1942. Baylor did not play there in 1943 or 1944 due to World War II.[1][3] Baylor's track teams used the stadium into the 1950s.[4]

Today the original grandstands are now gone replaced by a single side seating area, but track and playing field remains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c On Campus Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine., Baylor University, retrieved June 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Bringing Football Back to Campus, Baylor Magazine, vol. 5, no. 3, Spring 2007.
  3. ^ Baylor's First Homecoming Game Archived 2009-07-10 at the Wayback Machine., Baylor University, retrieved June 11, 2009.
  4. ^ After a 43-year run, Baylor coach still not winded, The Baptist Standard, November 29, 2004.

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