Shaw Stadium

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Shaw Stadium
Location 14305 Shaw Ave. East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Coordinates 41°32′27″N 81°35′00″W / 41.5409°N 81.5832°W / 41.5409; -81.5832Coordinates: 41°32′27″N 81°35′00″W / 41.5409°N 81.5832°W / 41.5409; -81.5832
Owner East Cleveland City Schools
Opened 1923
Tenants
Cleveland Rams (NFL) (1938)
Case Tech Rough Riders (NCAA) (1939–1952)
Western Reserve Red Cats (NCAA) (1942, 1946, 1950)
Shaw Cardinals (OHSAA) (1923–present)

Shaw Stadium is a stadium in East Cleveland, Ohio, United States, mainly used for high school football. The stadium was built in 1923 and is home to the Shaw High School Cardinals football team and marching band.[1][2][3]

In 1938, the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League (NFL) played three of their four home games at Shaw, winning two and losing one.[4][5] The Rams earned their first home NFL victory in franchise history with a defeat of the Detroit Lions, followed by a win over the Chicago Bears.

Both Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, which later merged to create Case Western Reserve University, used Shaw Stadium at various times for their home football field. The Case Tech Rough Riders used Shaw for home football games from 1939 to 1952.[6] Case had previously played at Shaw in the 1920s for games against rival Western Reserve, who were known as the Pioneers at the time, playing there in 1923, 1925, and 1926.[7] Western Reserve University, later known as the Western Reserve Red Cats, held occasional games at Shaw, but used it as their home field for the 1942,[8] 1946,[9] and 1950[10] seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaw High School: Boys Varsity Football vs Lorain High School (Home Coming)". East Cleveland City Schools. East Cleveland City School District. Retrieved January 23, 2016. Location: Shaw Stadium 
  2. ^ Mueller Neff, Martha (June 27, 2008). "Shaw High School band plays at the Great Wall in China". Cleveland.com. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Shaw High School". Cleveland Historical. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 St. Louis Rams Media Guide". p. 570. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1938 Cleveland Rams Schedule & Results". The Football Database. Patrick Gilligan. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Case Football 1941/42". Case Western Reserve University. University Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Case Football 1926/27". Case Western Reserve University. University Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "WRU Football 1942/43". Case Western Reserve University. University Archives. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "WRU Football 1946/47". Case Western Reserve University. University Archives. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "WRU Football 1950/51". Case Western Reserve University. University Archives. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
Preceded by
Cleveland Municipal Stadium &
League Park
Home of the
Cleveland Rams

1938
Succeeded by
Cleveland Municipal Stadium