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Memorial Stadium Illinois History

Built in 1923 as a tribute to the Illinois men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country during World War I, Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, opened Nov. 3 of that year. The stadium was officially dedicated Oct. 18, 1924, which was a day that Illinois not only claimed victory over Michigan 39-14, but it was also the day that went down in history when Harold E. Grange accounted for six touchdowns in what remains the single greatest performance on Memorial Stadium records! In the first 12 minutes of that game, Grange thundered down the field for a total of 265 yards and scored four times against a Michigan team that had not lost in its last 20 games. The 1994 season marked the 70th anniversary of Memorial Stadium's dedication and the historic Illinois-Michigan game. To commemorate the event, Red Grange's wife, Margaret, attended the Fighting Illini's Oct. 22 game against Michigan. She helped dedicate The Grange Rock, which sits at the north end of Zuppke Field near the Illinois locker room, as a tribute to her husband. This venue has seen some incredible contests over the years, and will continue to do so going forward.


Memorial Stadium Illinois Events

The biggest attraction at Memorial Stadium is surely the Illinois Fighting Illini football team. The Illini play in the Big Ten Conference, one of the oldest and most revered leagues in the sport of college football. That means that each season some of the top teams in the nation come into Memorial Stadium to face the Illini, and this season will be no different. On November 15th the Iowa Hawkeyes will come to town for what promises to be a great matchup between two proud football programs. The Illini will close things out at home in 2014 with a visit from the Penn State Nittany Lions, one of the most successful college football programs in the country. The Illini would love to finish things out with a victory over a top Big Ten rival, so the stands will be packed with Illini supporters. Check out the rest of the schedule to see what other tough teams are set to take the field at Memorial Stadium in 2014.


Champaign, Illinois

Memorial Stadium is located in Champaign, a city in Champaign County of the state of Illinois. The city is the home of the University of Illinois, which brings a lot of people to the area, especially for athletic contests featuring the Fighting Illini sports teams. Champaign has a population of more than 80,000 people, growing significantly since it was incorporated just before the start of the Civil War.


Memorial Stadium Illinois Seating Layout

Memorial Stadium has undergone many renovations over its long lifespan. The original stadium was capable of holding up to around 55,000 fans, though now Memorial Stadium can accommodate about 60,000. Fans pack this stadium for all the biggest games when the Illini take to the field, and for good reason, as this venue is home to some of the most exciting college football each year in and year out.


Memorial Stadium Illinois Trivia

What NFL team called this team home for one season?

The answer is the Chicago Bears, who played at Memorial Stadium in 2002 while construction on their own venue was ongoing.

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2014 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Season Tickets - Season Package (Includes Tickets for all Home Games) Aug 29, 2014 11:50 PM
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