Mountaineer Field History
It is always a tall task to follow a legend, and when the new Mountaineer Field opened
in 1980, it was hard for West Virginia Mountaineer football fans to say goodbye to the legendary stadium that had been home
to the Mountaineers football program since 1924. But with a modern and sizable replacement open to the public in 1980, the
new Mountaineer Field offered seats for 50,000 screaming fans, which had to be expanded again in 1985 and 1986. Today, Mountaineer
Field offers double-deck seating for 60,000 fans, promising a perfect view of the field from every seat and giving fans plenty
of chances to see a great game the way it was meant to be seen. Every home game, 60,000 plus fans gather at one of college
football's most revered venues to root on their Mountaineers against their foes, proving Mountaineer Field to be one of the
toughest home fields in the country.
Mountaineer Field Events
The West Virginia Mountaineers football
team calls this venue home, and fans pack the stands every year to catch a glimpse of this awesome squad. The team is ready
to take the field yet again, and they've got some tough matchups coming their way this season. The Mountaineers will face
the Oklahoma Sooners on September 20th in what should be one of the biggest games of the year for West Virginia. A win against
a top team like the Sooners would be huge. The Mountaineers will host the Kansas State Wildcats on November 20th for the final
home game of the season. This contest should see the stands at Mountaineer Field overflowing with rabid fans that want to
see their team close out the home schedule with a W.
Mountaineer Field is located in Morgantown,
which is a city in the state of West Virginia. Morgantown is located in Monongalia County and was first settled all the way
back in 1772. The city was incorporated in 1838 and is known for being the home of West Virginia University. WVU draws tons
of visitors to the area each year, especially during college football season, as the Mountaineers have one of the best college
football programs in the nation. Fans pack into Mountaineer Field to catch the action in person every year.
Field Seating Layout
There is not a bad seat in Mountaineer for any of the 60,000 screaming fans who sell out this
incredible two story stadium for every home game. Since 1980, Mountaineer Field has offered West Virginia football fans a
top notch game day experience at this on campus gem and the fans have turned it into one of the loudest venues in all of college
football. Though there are plenty of ways to experience a big spectator sport these days, it definitely doesn't get any better
Mountaineer Field Trivia
What former West Virginia Mountaineer currently plays quarterback
for the New York Jets of the National Football League?
The answer is Geno Smith, who had a standout career for the Mountaineers
before going pro and being selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.