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Martin Stadium, Pullman

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Martin Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in the northwest United States, on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. It is the home field of the Washington State Cougars of the Pac-12 Conference. Martin Stadium has used artificial turf since its inception; FieldTurf is its current playing surface.HistoryThe stadium is named after Clarence D. Martin (1886–1955), the governor of the state of Washington (1933–41), a former mayor of Cheney, and, ironically, a graduate of the University of Washington. His son, Dan (Clarence D. Martin, Jr., 1916–1976), made a $250,000 donation to the project in January 1972 under the stipulation that the stadium be named after his father. Additional gifts were continued by Dan's widow, Charlotte Martin.Martin Stadium opened on September 30, 1972, with a disappointing 19-point loss to Utah, then a member of the WAC, with 20,600 in attendance. Two and a half years had passed since the south grandstand of its predecessor, the wooden Rogers Field, was significantly damaged by fire, a suspected case of arson. The WSU Cougars played all of their home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane in 1970 and 1971. When it opened in 1972, only the south grandstand was new, the remaining seats from Rogers (north sideline, east end zone) were not yet replaced.
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  • We were up this weekend and were really impressed by the stadium - it felt intimate, with great views of the field and a gorgeous walk up to the top of the hill/campus to find it. Nice amenities with ...  read more »
  • We went to our first Cougars game and were impressed with how nice everyone was. They truly tried to get you an answer to your question no matter what it was. The game was great and the experience was...  read more »
  • Martin Stadium is a great place to watch the Cougs play at home. It offers plenty of open seating, so a large amount of people can attend. It also has the museum of champions next to it, so a person c...  read more »
  • Proud to be a Coug and a veteran!! Go Cougs!!!
  • Great stadium for the college game experience! Go Cougs!
  • Amazingly good stadium in such rural area.
  • Beautiful Stadium!!
  • It's a very nice stadium.
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