Talk:Memorial Stadium (University of Kansas)

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Article title[edit]

Shouldn't this be named "Memorial Stadium (Kansas)" or "Memorial Stadium (University of Kansas)"? That is, unless the official name actually is University of Kansas Memorial Stadium. This doesn't appear to be the case, though, as at least the official KU athletics website refers to it simply as Memorial Stadium. The current title also doesn't make a lot of sense to me, as it seemingly implies that the stadium is a memorial to the University of Kansas.

I see it was moved here from "Memorial Stadium, Lawrence". I can understand a desire for more specificity than that, and I think my above suggestions are better than the "Lawrence" iteration. Thoughts? Strikehold (talk) 09:41, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I agree with either of your proposed names; as you say, the stadium's name is simply "Memorial Stadium". (ESkog)(Talk) 15:24, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Agree. Memorial Stadium (University of Kansas) sounds good to me. Ryan2845 (talk) 17:27, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

To match the convention of the titles of other stadiums, this page should be renamed Memorial Stadium (Lawrence).


Does anyone have evidence that Memorial Stadium has actually been used for concerts? I've been at KU for five years and have never heard of anything of the sort. If this can't be verified, I'll go ahead and strip it out of the article. ESkog 11:56, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Age of Stadium: 7th vs 8th oldest?[edit]

The wiki page linked shows Memorial Stadium, I think, 8th oldest. Another editor reads 7th. Close enough either way, no big deal.

But when there is a 4 way tie, I thought typical etiquette was to denote "4 tied at 12th", in this case. That's how it often works in races and competitions, because otherwise they'd give out too many points, and each seems ranked higher than they "really" were.

Besides which - does anyone have more specific info on when stadiums broke ground (i.e., month and/or day)? That would resolve the tie in any case.

The linked list is also incomplete. The Yale Bowl, for example is missing, built in 1914. That would put it at 9th, at least. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:21, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

And Harvard's was built in 1903. That's 10th. But at least the Aggies aren't the oldest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:25, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

I deleted the age statement until someone can cite it to a better reference. Please do, it's old, but we need to have a proper rank listed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:33, 14 October 2009 (UTC) \

Here's the link I removed List_of_NCAA_Division_I_FBS_football_stadiums

Yale and Harvard aren't on that list because they do not play FBS football, which is in the title of the article. See here for FCS stadiums including Yale Bowl and Harvard's. Maybe the wording should just be changed to "seventh oldest stadium in FBS football".
As far as the actual number goes, everywhere i've ever seen ties in rankings, they go with the higher number. Like for example, college football rankings like those from the USA Today Poll Week 5, notice Michigan at 20, Miami and BYU tied at 21, and Missouri at 23. I've never seen anyone round the rank for the tied parties down. Ryan2845 (talk) 05:15, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
I think something like qualifying "active FBS stadiums" could work. It would alleviate the european stadium issue as well (they have very old schools with very old stadiums for other sports). Ties going higher is fine, I think. I'm not sure if all of the dates of the other wiki site are ground breaking dates or opening dates. Memorial broke ground 1920, opened 1921, that could affect ranking, maybe? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:56, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
Although all the qualifiers start to get a little silly. "7th oldest, if you ignore all these other schools" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:59, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

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