Talk:Autzen Stadium

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"citation needed" tags[edit]

While I'm leaning towards believing all of the statements I tagged with "citation needed", but they should probably be sourced/cited to somewhere. --Bobak 20:03, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

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What is original football venue?[edit]

Hayward Field was used from 1919-1967. What facility pre-dates Hayward? Pasadena91 (talk) 18:45, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

I think it was Kincaid Field (see here). That would be a great article to start. --Esprqii (talk) 17:19, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks and done! Pasadena91 (talk) 18:44, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
Very nice, thanks! --Esprqii (talk) 18:53, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Official Capacity?[edit]

The official capacity for the stadium is listed at 54,000 yet the highest attendance is over 60,000. I believe that there is a discrepancy here that should be rectified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.125.114.232 (talk) 01:11, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Two explanations, which I will include in the article shortly. First, the Stadium's deep bowl-like features allow for wide rims and concourses that house standing room only spectators which are counted towards total attendance. Secondly, I know for a fact that luxury box attendees are counted towards total attendance. What I am not sure of is whether or not the fans that are in the Moshofsky Center, which is immediately adjacent to Autzen, count towards total attendance. From personal experience I can state definitively that once you've had your ticket scanned and you're inside the main gates of Autzen, there is an open walkway to Moshofsky Center, there is no separate ticket required to go between the two during pregame or the actual game itself. It is a common pregame ritual to watch the ducks "March to Victory" through the Mo two hours prior to kickoff on the way to their locker room, and then find your seats in the stadium. It is also common practice to leave the stadium during the game to watch it from the beer garden in the Mo as it is the only place outside of the Club at Autzen (which requires a pass) that serves alcohol. I would speculate that if the weather isn't great, or if a person doesn't like to stand for three hours, many fans purchase standing room only tickets and spend the majority, if not all of the game at the Mo. Because the Mo serves as an "everyman's" Club at Autzen, and spectators who watch the game from the Club at Autzen count towards attendance, I would speculate that spectators that are in Moshofsky Center do as well. I'll try to find some clarification. Athies22 (talk) 08:30, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Autzen Zoo Nickname[edit]

I'm going ahead and adding the Autzen Zoo nickname to the infobox, listed below are three articles (1 article from examiner.com temporarily missing due to accidental blacklist) from three separate news agencies that refer to Autzen Stadium as the Autzen Zoo, one of the articles is even from the University of Oregon newspaper The Daily Emerald. Furthermore the Sports Illustrated online-partner The FanSided Network operates its Oregon Football webpage under the name AutzenZoo.com. Finally, during the run of NCAA Football video games published by EA Sports, from 2010 until the end of the series in 2013, Autzen Stadium was referred to as the Autzen Zoo both in written content, and in celebrity commentary. Athies22 (talk) 09:11, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for posting this here. I believe this falls into the category of WP:TOOSOON. The standard for whether something is a "nickname" is higher than the standard to prove whether anyone, or a group of people, have called the stadium something. So you need solid sources from lots of news media. I don't think this term has achieved this point yet. In fact, I don't see the term mentioned in the Emerald article (wrong article linked?) and the other two aren't what Wikipedia has traditionally considered news sources. For a true stadium nickname, search on "The Big House" or "The Horseshoe" and you will get tons of links to actual news articles. Nicknames sometimes take a while and sometimes not ("Matt Court" for example.) I think this term is not there yet. If the Ducks keep winning, it may get there. You might want to ask for other opinions at Wikipedia:WikiProject College football --Esprqii (talk) 14:47, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Another important factor: I think the term is actually used to describe the fans, not the building itself--see Cameron Crazies. --Esprqii (talk) 14:54, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

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