Reser Stadium History
Reser Stadium was constructed in the early 1950s to give the Oregon State football team a
bigger stadium to play their games, and more fans the opportunity to see the team perform on the field. Thanks to the efforts
of the university's president, the team's athletic director and a local Portland businessman named Charles T. Parker, a plan
began to take shape to give the football team a new place to call home. Parker kicked off the fundraising by making several
large donations himself. The structure originally held more than 25,000 fans, and became a huge hit with fans. The Beavers
defeated Washington State during their first game in the facility, and since then the winning legacy has lived on. The field
was renamed in 1999 after Al and Pat Reser. The couple, who attended Oregon State, owns Reser's Fine Foods and are big contributors
to the athletic department. Since it opened, this venue has been beloved by its fans, so go ahead and check it out for yourself
and see why fans come back year after year.
Reser Stadium Events
Reser Stadium is the home of the Oregon
State Beavers football team, and this squad takes to the field each and every season to do battle with some of the best teams
in the sport of college football. The Beavers are ready to hit the field for another fine season, but they'll have to take
down some tough teams on their home turf. On November 1st the Beavers will host the Cal Bears for a great Pac 12 matchup.
The biggest home game of the season will also be the last when the Oregon Ducks come to town on November 29th. The Beavers
and Ducks gave a great rivalry that goes back a long way, and fans will pack into the stands at Reser Stadium with the hope
that the Beavers can send the Ducks back to Eugene with a loss. There are some other fantastic matchups to catch in 2014 as
well, so check out what's on the docket for Reser Stadium.
Reser Stadium is in Corvallis,
which is a city located in the western part of the state of Oregon. Corvallis boasts a population of more than 50,000, and
was founded all the way back in 1845. The city was incorporated 12 years later and is now the located of Oregon State University,
which draws a lot of people to the area. The motto of Corvallis is "Enhancing Community Livability," which gives you a good
idea of the values in this community. Many people visit the area to see a competition that features one of the Oregon State
Beavers athletic teams. Fans flock to Reser Stadium each football season to see the Beavers on the gridiron.
Stadium Seating Layout
Since the Beavers first set foot inside Reser Stadium, fans have been captivated by this historic
stadium. And with the expansions in the 2000s, there are even more reasons to love the football stadium. The expansion included
a new grandstand on the northeast sideline and an 80 x 30 ft. display screen for all of those exciting plays you'll want to
see again and again! Don't you're your chance to be a part of the fun and excitement. With a capacity to seat more than 45,000
people, the stadium is always full of cheering Beavers' fans.
Reser Stadium Trivia
What was the original
name of this stadium?
The answer is Parker Stadium, named after Charles T. Parker.