Ralph Stocker Stadium

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Ralph Stocker Stadium
Coordinates 39°04′35″N 108°33′06″W / 39.07650°N 108.55153°W / 39.07650; -108.55153Coordinates: 39°04′35″N 108°33′06″W / 39.07650°N 108.55153°W / 39.07650; -108.55153
Owner City of Grand Junction [1]
Capacity 8,000
Surface grass
Opened 1949
Colorado Mesa University (1949-present)

Ralph Stocker Stadium is owned by the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Its current tenants are Colorado Mesa University Mavericks football, District-51 high school football, and the Grand Junction Gladiators[1] semi-pro minor league football team, though it hosts other local events as well including track and field and both college and high school commencement ceremonies. The stadium is adjacent on its east side to Suplizio Field.


In June 2011, both venues underwent an $8.3 million renovation project[2] to replace the aging bleacher sections and press box on the east side of the stadium, along with the adjoining first base bleachers at Suplizio Field, with a new section that includes new seating for both venues as well as a new two story press box and handicapped accessible mezzanine level which was ready for use by May 2012.[3]