University Field (Princeton)

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University Field
Princeton Field.jpg
LocationPrinceton, New Jersey
OwnerPrinceton University
Princeton Tigers football, Princeton Tigers baseball

University Field was a stadium in Princeton, New Jersey which opened in 1876 through a gift by William Libbey, then a student at the College of New Jersey (renamed Princeton University in 1896).[1] It hosted the Princeton University Tigers football team until they moved to Palmer Stadium in 1914.[2] It was home to the Princeton baseball team from its opening until 1960, when the field was replaced by Princeton's Engineering Quad.[3] The stadium held 20,000 people at its peak.[4]


  1. ^ Presbrey, Frank; Moffatt, James Hugh (1901). Athletics at Princeton: A History. New York City: Frank Presbrey Company. pp. 61–66.
  2. ^ Princeton University Catalogue. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University. 1916. p. 379.
  3. ^ "Clarke Field". Princeton Tigers. Princeton University.
  4. ^ "PRINCETON'S GREAT FIELD; IT IS NOW FULLY EQUIPPED AND READY FOR ATHLETES. By the Improvements of the Last Year the Field Is Now Nearly Double Its Former Size--On the New Portion a Football Gridiron Has Been Laid Out, So That Two Games Can Be Played at Once--New 220-Yard Track". The New York Times. September 13, 1896.

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