Bobcat Stadium (MSU) - Come out to hear MSU fans roar!
The year was 1973 - John Sirica was Time
Magazine's Man of the Year; Terry Meeuwsen of De Pere, Wisconsin, was Miss America; and the home of the Montana State University
Bobcat football team opened in Bozeman, Montana.
Initially called the Reno H. Sales Stadium, the Bobcats' stadium was
built for around $500,000. The stadium was then named after Reno Sales, who was a member of the original Bobcat football team
in 1897. Sales was often referred to as "Mr. Bobcat" and was the only one who graduated from Montana State University in 1898.
He served as the chief geologist for Anaconda Copper for over four decades.
Just before the 1998 season opened, the
stadium was upgraded and renamed Bobcat Stadium. More enhancements came in 2011 just in time for the home opener against UC-Davis
when new end zone seating - 7,200 seats - was added. Some of the improvements include new restrooms, referee and visiting
team locker rooms, an 18' x 37' LED video board and a new scoreboard.
The very first
Montana State Bobcats team headed out onto the field back in 1897. Since then, many milestone moments have gone down in the
team's history, complete with three national championships (1956, 1976 and 1984). The Montana State Bobcats football program
is the sole program in the country to claim national championship titles on three different levels of competition - NCAA Division
I-AA (now FCS), NAIA and NCAA Division II. The Bobcats have taken the field 964 times, with their all-time record sitting
The Bobcats have clawed their way to the top of the conference, sweeping up 15 victories in the Big Sky
Conference and five in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They have earned conference titles in eight of the past nine
decades and have garnered several conference titles in seven of the last eight decades.
As three-time reigning Big Sky
Conference champs, the Bobcats have either taken the Big Sky championship title or qualified for the playoffs in seven of
the last 11 seasons. They are on a roll as of today with a streak of 11 winning seasons in a row - since 2002. This is a record
in their school's history!
When visiting the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, you
might want to check out all that this beautiful city and campus have to offer. Visitors and residents have easy access to
numerous cultural and recreational attractions in the Bozeman area. Bozeman serves as the home to several interesting museums,
including the American Computer Museum, the Children's Museum of Bozeman and the Gallatin Pioneer Museum.
of the Rockies, located on MSU's campus, is recognized for its world-class Taylor Planetarium.
As far as sports go,
there are no major league professional sports teams in the state of Montana, but they do not lack when it comes to collegiate
sports. Bozeman is not only home to the first-rate Bobcats football team; it is also home to the Bozeman Icedogs, which is
a hockey team that belongs to the North American Hockey League.
And don't forget that the iconic Yellowstone National
Park is just a two-hour drive from Bozeman. The world's first national park brims with hundreds of things to do and see from
steaming geysers to gorgeous waterfalls.
Equipped with 17,777 seats, the Bobcat Stadium
is able to hold even more fans through the use of temporary bleachers in the north end zone and through standing room-only
areas. An astounding attendance record of 20,767 was set during the 2012 game opener when MSU took on Chadron State. The record
was shattered again on August 29, 2013, with 21,007 at the MSU vs. Monmouth game.
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When it comes to cheering on their home team, MSU
fans are second to none! On any given football Saturday, fans' voices are definitely heard and have an impact on the outcome.
Just ask Northern Arizona University coach Jerome Souers who said in a fall 2013 interview on the Bobcats team's official
website, "We had some difficulty with the crowd noise. It's a tough place to play here." MSU's current linebacker Cole Moore
agrees and is certainly in favor of the fan support, "It's great to play at Bobcat Stadium in front of all our fans. When
you have that kind of support, it gives you that much more adrenaline and that makes you want to do well. You don't want to
let the fans or your team down."
Get out and join these rabid fans! Grab your MSU hoodie, and head for the Bobcats Stadium.
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