Stadium Bowl

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Stadium Bowl
Tacoma - Stadium High School pano 06.jpg
August 2014
Former names Tacoma Stadium
Location Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°16′01″N 122°26′56″W / 47.267°N 122.449°W / 47.267; -122.449Coordinates: 47°16′01″N 122°26′56″W / 47.267°N 122.449°W / 47.267; -122.449
Owner City of Tacoma (?)
Capacity 15,000
Surface FieldTurf
Opened July 10, 1910
107 years ago
Architect Frederick Heath
Woodrow Wilson High School and
Stadium High School
StadiumBowl is located in the US
Location in the United States

The Stadium Bowl (originally Tacoma Stadium) is a 15,000-seat stadium in the northwest United States, located in Tacoma, Washington. The stadium plays host to the American football teams for both Woodrow Wilson High School and Stadium High School.


The stadium is located next to Stadium High School with views of Commencement Bay and the Puget Sound. It was designed by Frederick Heath.

Originally opened 107 years ago in 1910, the stadium had a capacity of 32,000. It has hosted concerts and events for Louis Armstrong, John Pershing, Marshal Foch, Babe Ruth, Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan, and United States Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren Harding.

It has also seen major college football: the Washington State Cougars of Pullman played twice at Tacoma Stadium in the 1940s; against Texas A&M in December 1941,[1][2] and Penn State on Thanksgiving weekend in 1948.[3][4][5]

Stadium Bowl was chosen in 2008 as one of the best high school football stadiums in the U.S. by ESPN.[6]


  1. ^ "Washington State and Texas A. and M. arrive in Tacoma for big game". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 6, 1941. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Washington State loses "Evergreen Bowl" to Texas A. and M.". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1941. p. 2, sports. 
  3. ^ "Mud battle in the offing for Washington State, Penn State". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 27, 1948. p. 11. 
  4. ^ Jacobs, William (November 28, 1948). "Penn State wins, 7-0, over Wash. State". Pittsburgh Press. p. 27. 
  5. ^ Ashlock, Herb (November 29, 1948). "Sarboe & Co. safe; Penn State surprised". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 13. 
  6. ^ [1]

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