Ratcliffe Stadium

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Ratcliffe Stadium
Former names Fresno State College Stadium
Location 1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, California
Coordinates 36°46′04″N 119°47′21″W / 36.7677°N 119.7891°W / 36.7677; -119.7891Coordinates: 36°46′04″N 119°47′21″W / 36.7677°N 119.7891°W / 36.7677; -119.7891
Owner Fresno City College
Operator Fresno City College
Capacity 13,000
Surface Field: natural grass
Track: polyurethane
Opened 9 October 1926
Renovated 1976, 1986, 2009
Expanded 1942
Fresno City College Rams

Ratcliffe Stadium is located on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California. Opened in 1926 but renamed in 1941 after their first football coach, Emory Ratcliffe, the stadium hosted the NCAA football Raisin Bowl from 1946 through 1949 and was home to the Fresno State Bulldogs football team until they moved to the on-campus Bulldog Stadium in 1980. It was also the home of the West Coast Relays. Today local high school football games and various track and field events are still held there. The stadium has a capacity of 13,000, and it is located at 1101 E. University Avenue, along Blackstone Avenue.

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