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Mountaineer Field, Morgantown

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Mountaineer Field, known as the "Jewel of the Mountains", was a football stadium located in downtown Morgantown, West Virginia. It was the home of the West Virginia Mountaineers football team.The stadium, which cost approximately $740,000 to build, was located down the hill from Woodburn Hall, and bordered by Campus Drive to the north, University Avenue to the east, Woodburn and Chitwood Halls to the south, and eventually Beechurst Avenue on the west. It was built into the natural valley of the area, and was a square-cornered horseshoe initially opening to the west before becoming an enclosed structure.The stadium opened on September 27, 1924 with a 21-6 win against West Virginia Wesleyan College. It held 38,000 by the time it closed, after a 24-17 loss in the 1979 Backyard Brawl to archrival Pitt. Due to the cramped location, it could not be expanded, and infrastructure could not be improved. Thus, in 1980, a new Mountaineer Field was opened on the site of the Morgantown Country Club to the north of the Downtown (main) campus, on what has become the Health Sciences campus.The historic stadium was razed in 1987. The Life Sciences building inhabits the area of the north stands, and the Business and Economics building inhabits the south. Where the playing field was located is still open as a field between the two buildings. At the southwestern corner, there is a horseshoe-shaped monument to the stadium that was erected in 2005.
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  • I came here with friends for a tailgate party prior to a game and then we attended the game. It was a great day and lots going on. The band did a better show prior to the game beginning, in my opinion...  more »
  • Not a bad seat in the house!! Concessions are reasonably priced!! Restrooms and clean and plentiful!!  more »
  • We enjoy our Saturday's at Mountaineer field! It's always a great time with family and friends! The atmosphere has changed dramatically in the last few years for the better! The only complaint that we...  more »
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  • There can't be a bad seat in this stadium layout. Really good location and accessible from the interstate. We went to a sold out game, parked at the coliseum, and we got out of town afterwards with literally no delay!
  • Let's goooooooo Mountaineers! The beer and food selection keeps expanding to keep you fueled up during an awesome time watching Mountaineer football. Friendly people, and lots of visiting your friends between sections. Tailgate hard and cheer on the 'Eers!
  • The biggest city in West Virginia on gameday! A must attend if you happen to visit the state in the fall. #HailWV
  • Awesome atmosphere, great football, the best fans ever
  • Great College atmosphere... Tailgating is great, people are friendly, even if you support the other team.