Memorial Stadium (Storrs)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

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Memorial Stadium
UCONNMemorialStadium.jpg
LocationStadium Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Coordinates41°48′16″N 72°15′19″W / 41.80444°N 72.25528°W / 41.80444; -72.25528Coordinates: 41°48′16″N 72°15′19″W / 41.80444°N 72.25528°W / 41.80444; -72.25528
OwnerState of Connecticut
Capacity16,200
Tenants
Connecticut Huskies (NCAA) 1953–2002

Memorial Stadium was a stadium in Storrs, Connecticut. It was primarily used for American football, and was the home field of the University of Connecticut football team between 1953 and 2002. The team's current home is Rentschler Field in East Hartford. It was built for UConn's move up to the NCAA's University Division (later known as Division I-A and now as the Football Bowl Subdivision) in college football.

The stadium held 16,200 people and was built in 1953. It was demolished[1] in May 2012 to make way for a new $40 million basketball practice facility, the UConn Basketball Champions Center,[2] which opened in 2014.

References

  1. ^ "Demolition Of Memorial Stadium Begins".
  2. ^ "Uconn Basketball Champions Center".
Events and tenants
Preceded by
First Stadium
Host of the College Cup
1959
Succeeded by
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