Perkins Stadium

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Perkins Stadium

Perkins Stadium is a stadium in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Primarily used for American football, it is the home field of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater "Warhawks". Opened in 1970 as Warhawks Stadium, the facility originally held 11,000 people. It was renamed Perkins Stadium on September 14, 1996, in honor of former football coach Forrest Perkins. It is the sixth largest football stadium in Division III.[citation needed]

The stadium hosts the WSMA State Marching Band Championships. Drum Corps International has held its annual Drum & Bugle Corps World Championships at the stadium in 1972 and 1973.

The stadium received new synthetic turf, bench areas, landscaping and other improvements, including upgrades to the entrance area and scoreboard, in 2008. With this upgrade the new seating capacity is now at 13,500, making it the largest stadium in Division III.

In 2008, a record crowd of 11,028 was recorded for a game. That mark was shattered on October 9, 2010 when the Warhawks defeated the University of Wisconsin-Stout 30-7 in front of a crowd of 12,189 fans. That was not only a Perkins Stadium record but also a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) record.

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Preceded by
first stadium
Host of the
Drum Corps International
World Championship

1972 – 1973
Succeeded by
Schoellkopf Field

Coordinates: 42°50′49″N 88°44′41″W / 42.847065°N 88.744849°W / 42.847065; -88.744849