Mackay Stadium History
The Mountain West Conference is always full of fierce competition, with many different rivalries
that heat up stadiums all over the conference. Set in the mountains of Reno, Mackay Stadium, home of the Nevada Wolf Pack,
offers as strong a home field advantage as any in the MWC. Mackay Stadium has been the home of the Wolf Pack since 1966, when
the new stadium was built to replace the original football facility also named after beloved University of Nevada benefactor
Clarence Mackay. When the stadium opened in 1966, it's capacity was only 7,5000 seats, but with the growing popularity and
success of the Wolf Pack football team, expansions were necessary. Mackay Stadium now seats 30,000 fans, providing an intimate
and deafening atmosphere that encourages the home team and intimidates the visitors. Don't miss your chance to experience
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Mackay Stadium Events Hosted
Every college football season, the Nevada Wolf Pack welcome their Mountain West
Conference foes to Mackay Stadium, one of the toughest home fields in the country. Teams like the San Diego State Aztecs,
Boise State Broncos, UNLV Running Rebels and San Jose State Spartans travel to Reno in the hopes of escaping with a win. Tailgating
is a major events at Mackay Stadium, with "Packtown" as the site of the days festivities. Students, boosters and the community
at large gather outside the stadium to celebrate their mutual love for Wolf Pack football and Mackay Stadium is a great venue
for pre and post game festivities.
Nicknamed "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno,
Nevada is a town with endless possibilities and endless opportunities. Located just along the California-Nevada border, Reno
is a destination for casinos, dining, nightlife and even exciting outdoor activities. There is something for everyone in your
family when you visit Reno. The areas around Reno were settled with thousands of miners who made their way to the region when
gold and silver were discovered, and the influx of those searching for their fortunes was plentiful. The same can be said
today, when travelers from all over the country come to Reno to take a chance on its slots and card tables, looking for the
winning hand that can change their life forever. Looking for something to do outdoors? Look no further than incredible skiing
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or take a dip in the cool, clear waters of Lake Tahoe.
Mackay Stadium Seating
Set at over 4,600 feet above sea level, Mackay Stadium is one of the premier college football venues in the
country because of its intimate setting, bringing the fans close to the action. The Nevada Wolf Pack student section sits
in the north end zone, offering great views for fans and provide the loudest crowd noise to intimidate the visitors. The stadium
also features a family section that restricts alcoholic beverages for a safe and fun environment for all ages.
How many undefeated seasons have the Wolf Pack has since Mackay Stadium opened in 1966? Six. The Wolf
Pack went undefeated in 1970, 1976, 1985, 1990, 1994 and 1996.