Beaver Stadium

Beaver Stadium
ArchitecturalGroundscraper
TypeStadium
ArchitectMichael Baker Jr.
Field Sizeunavailable
Capacity106,572
SurfaceNatural Grass
AddressPennsylvania State University
127 Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, PA 16802
CountryUnited States
Construction Started1955
CompletedSeptember 17, 1960
CostUSD $1.6 million
OwnerPennsylvania State University
Websitegopsusports.com

Overview

Beaver Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, on the campus of Pennsylvania State University. The Stadium is designed by Michael Baker Jr. Its construction started in 1955 and completed on September 17, 1960. The construction cost of Beaver Stadium is USD $1.6 million and Operator by Pennsylvania State University

Ranking

Stadium By CapacityRank
World4th
United States2nd

More Facts About Beaver Stadium

  • The stadium is named after James A. Beaver, who was a former governor of Pennsylvania (1887–91) and president of the university’s board of trustees.
  • Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.
  • In 2016, Stadium was voted the number-one football stadium in college football in a USA Today poll.
  • Beaver Stadium was the first to have its interior included in Google Street View.
Beaver Stadium

Expansion

YearCapacity 
196946,284
197257,538
197660,203
197876,639
198083,770
1984*Lights added
1985*Walkways and Ramps added
1991 93,967
2001 107,282
2008Marquee Boards added
2011106,572
2014*Scoreboards Changed
* – Renovated

Construction Cost

YearCost
1960$1.6 million
2001$93 million
2019$13 million 

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