Municipal Stadium (Waco)

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Municipal Stadium (Kiwanis Field)
Waco Municipal Stadium 2018.jpg
Former namesWaco Stadium (1936–1942)
LocationWaco, Texas
Coordinates31°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
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1936
Opened1936
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 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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