|Broke ground||June, 1914|
|Opened||October 24, 1914|
|Closed||November 23, 1996|
|Architect||Henry J. Hardenburgh|
(Football & Track and Field) (1914-1996)
Palmer Stadium was a stadium in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It hosted the Princeton University Tigers football team, as well as the track and field team. The stadium held 45,750 people at its peak and was opened in 1914 with a game against Dartmouth. It closed in 1996 with a game against Dartmouth. Princeton University Stadium was built on the site (albeit pushed slightly further north) in 1997. The building was named for Stephen S. Palmer, a trustee of the university, by his son, Edgar Palmer III. Like Harvard Stadium, it was horseshoe-shaped (which was modeled after the Greek Olympic Stadium), but was wider, including a full-sized track (around the football field) . It opened to the south (facing Lake Carnegie) and the grand main entrance was at the north.
Palmer Stadium also hosted the NFL's New York Giants for one exhibition game per year from 1970-1975, the first five years seeing them face the Philadelphia Eagles and then the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975.
- "Palmer Stadium – Memories Of A Magical Time - Princeton Magazine". princetonmagazine.com.
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