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 Moutaineer 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.
And one thing that you'll definitely see is that the
Mountaineers have one of the strongest programs in the nation, one flushed with great players and teams in their past and
a revolving door of talented players coming to campus. Around these parts, you'll see what a college town is all about, as
the buzz is simply unbelievable leading up to kick-off at Mountaineer Field. When the game is on the line and Mountaineers
are digging in looking to put the final touches in a big win, you'll definitely be glad that you're not sitting anywhere else.
Mountaineer Field Events
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.
The West Virginia Mountaineers compete in the Big 12 Conference since their move from The Big East Conference in 2012. Some
of the best football programs come through Morgantown every season, offering Mountaineer fans incredible matchups for every
When the home team isn't using the stadium, there are many other exciting sporting and non-sporting events
hosted at Mountaineer Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a preseason football game here in 1998 against the Atlanta Falcons,
marking one of the many prominent big games that have been played in Morgantown. The stadium is also used for concerts with
acts like local hero and country star Brad Paisley and many regional band festivals, including the Bands of America events,
giving you more to look forward to than just some of the biggest college football games of the season.
What song is played at every Mountaineer home game in honor of the liver performance by the artist at
the stadium's inaugural game in 1980?
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" can be heard at every Mountaineer home game because
of John Denver's live, on field performance at the first every game at new Mountaineer Field in 1980.
Field Fan Experience
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