Washington-Grizzly Stadium History
Located on the beautiful campus of the University of Montana, Washington-Grizzly
Stadium is the home of the Montana Grizzlies of the Big Sky Conference. The Missoula stadium is named after a local businessman,
Dennis R. Washington, who worked to help the city and University of Montana to build an on campus facility for the football
team and even donating $1 million to the project. The University appreciated his generosity and named the stadium in his honor,
which officially opened in 1986. The Montana Grizzlies have had incredible success playing in their home stadium, at one point
reeling off 30 wins in a row at home. In 2008, Washington-Grizzly Stadium underwent considerable renovations and expansions,
adding a stadium club for guests and expanding the overall capacity of the facility to over 25,000 seats. Make sure you put
a game day at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on your list this fall as the Grizzlies are ready to dominate the Big Sky Conference
again this year.
Washington-Grizzly Stadium Events
The University of Montana Grizzlies have been one of
the most successful teams in the Big Sky Conference, with their most recent FCS National Title coming in 2001. The Grizzlies
were the winningest team in all of college football in the 2000's, winning 119 total games in the decade. No doubt some of
their success comes from their incredible home field advantage when they are playing at Washington Grizzly stadium, where
they have won 88% of their games since the stadium opened in 1986. Grizzlies fans are notorious around the conference, always
rising to the occasion to cheer their team on to victory. When not hosting Grizzlies games, Washington-Grizzly Stadium has
been know to be an incredible concert venue as well. Iconic bands like The Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam have all played the
Missouli venue as well as beloved Beatle Paul McCartney.
Nicknamed "The Garden City",
Missoula is not only one of the most beloved college towns in the country, but a gateway to some of the most stunning wilderness.
Missoula originated as a logging post, putting the town on the map during western expansion. Sitting on the edge of the Montana
and Idaho border, Missoula is based at the foothills of five breathtaking mountain ranges. You will be hard pressed to find
a more beautiful locale than Missoula, where beer lovers find great breweries, fly fishermen flock to its rivers and skiers
make the trek for some of the best powder to be found. Montana is truly an outdoorsman's paradise.
Stadium Seating Layout
With the expansion of Washington-Grizzly Stadium in 2008, the overall capacity of the venue
increased to 25,217, thrilling Grizzlies fans who come to cheer on their team every Saturday. The Grizzlies pack their home
stadium for every home game, thanks to a great facility and a winning team. With this extension, 2,000 seats were added to
make an upper level, giving lucky fans a great view of the action. Earlier expansions brought seating to both end zones for
a great new vantage point, offering Grizzlies fans great seats throughout Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
With the completion of the 2013 season, what is the Grizzlies all time record at Washington-Grizzly
From 1986-2013, the Montana Grizzlies are 172-23 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.