Washtenaw County Fairgrounds

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Washtenaw County Fairgrounds was located at Stadium and Jackson in Ann Arbor. The 40-acre property was sold to the City in 1951 to become Veterans Park. The Fairgrounds then moved to its current location on Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

The Washtenaw County Fairgrounds was the first home field for the University of Michigan Wolverines football team. The Wolverines played their home games at the Fairgrounds from 1883 to 1884 and again from 1886 to 1892. The first intercollegiate football game played at the Fairgrounds was a May 12, 1883, game between Michigan and the Detroit Independents team. The game was part of a "Field Day" with events that included a ten-mile walk, wrestling and a "hop-skip-and jump" competition.


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