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Memorial Stadium

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Identification

Memorial Stadium
The Brick House
249858

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Structure in General

stadium
demolished [destroyed]
concrete
brick
applied masonry
white dark red
neo-classicism

Usages

american football

Facts

  • The memorial arch was salvaged and reinstalled in the atrium of McNamara Alumni Center.
  • The stadium's first football game was played October 4, 1924, with the Gophers winning 14-0 over the University of North Dakota Flickertails, though the building wasn't fully completed until November.
  • The stadium was named in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I.
  • The seating capacity was approximately 50,200.
  • Thirty arched doorways, eight feet wide, enabled the stadium to be emptied in 7 1/2 minutes.
  • Two tile-roofed end towers rose slightly above the main parapet.
  • The main parapet's coping nearly matched the cornices of nearby university buildings, at 57 feet above grade.
  • 62 rows of seating were spaced two feet two inches apart, back to back.
  • The field was about seven feet below grade.

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Location

1912-1918 University Avenue SE
1912 University Avenue SE & Oak Street SE, SW corner
U of M
University
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

500.01 ft
270.00 ft
1924
1924
1992
$600,000

Involved Companies


Cass Gilbert

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