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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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  • It's been a while since I was a student but I take my kids to Pullman on a regular basis, and one of the stops is always Martin Stadium. WSU has spent a lot of money on upgrades over the last several ...  more »
  • Since the time I was a student, Martin Stadium is much improved in so many different ways. There are some deficiencies, as well. I'll hit pros and cons. Pros: The pressbox is really nice now, as oppos...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • The stadium has had significant upgrades done, New football complex and jumbotron. Crowd can't be beat. GO COUGS!
  • Martin stadium is an amazing magical place and I love my COUGS!
  • An amazing experience. The facilities are top notch and a big win didn't hurt. :-)
  • Major renovations and additions over the past 5 years have made this stadium reflective of the amazing program it hosts. Go Cougs!
  • Great sight lines, awesome fans. Good stadium food selection!