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This is the first stadium that was called a
"Bowl", and the biggest stadium built in the world in 1914. The Bowl is 930 feet long and 750 feet wide,
covering 12 1/2 acres. More than 320,000 cubic feet of earth was moved to form
the bowl and the stadium now contains 22,000 cubic yards of concrete and 470
tons of steel. The Yale football program continues its long and storied
tradition, becoming the first college team to reach the 800-victory milestone
in 2000. It also inspired the design of such stadiums as the Rose Bowl, the Los
Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michigan Stadium.
In addition to hundreds of Yale football games, this stadium has hosted many national and international sporting events, including NFL games and international soccer competitions. The 1995 Special Olympic World Games were held at the stadium.
SourcesYale Bowl. (2015). Retrieved December 2, 2015, from http://www.stadiumtour.net/ncaa/yale-bowl/ Landmarks in Yale’s history. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2015, from http://www2.yale.edu/timeline/1914/index.html Yale Bowl 100th Anniversary Site Here. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2015, from http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-footbl/2014-15/releases/201407161nn4ij Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2015, from http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/facilities/yale_bowl/index
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