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Folsom Field
Folsom Field
is an outdoor football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Colorado
Colorado
in Boulder. It is the home field of the Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
of the Pac-12 Conference. Opened 94 years ago in 1924, the horseshoe-shaped stadium runs in the traditional north-south configuration, opening to the north. The CU athletic administration center, named after 1950s head coach Dal Ward, is located at the north end.[3] The playing field returned to natural grass in 1999 and sits at an elevation of 5,360 feet (1,630 m), more than a mile above sea level.[4] Folsom Field
Folsom Field
is the third highest stadium in major college football, behind only Wyoming and Air Force of the Mountain West Conference.

Contents

1 History 2 Expansions and renovations 3 Playing surface 4 Other uses

4.1 Concerts 4.2 In popular culture 4.3 Other events

5 Attendance records 6 Gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Gamble Field
Gamble Field
was the home of Colorado
Colorado
football for two decades, through 1924 mid-season. Opened as Colorado
Colorado
Stadium, Folsom Field
Folsom Field
has been the home of Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes football
since. Through the 2016 season, the Buffs have a home record of 308–169–14, a winning percentage of .642. Colorado
Colorado
Stadium
Stadium
was renamed Folsom Field
Folsom Field
in 1944, following the death of coach Fred Folsom. He coached the Buffs from 1895 to 1902 and 1908 to 1915, compiling a 78–24–2 (.760) overall record. In 2008, Folsom Field
Folsom Field
became the first "zero-waste" stadium in the NCAA by instituting a rigorous recycling and composting program. Expansions and renovations[edit] When opened in 1924, the horseshoe-shaped stadium had a capacity of 26,000. A major expansion in 1956 raised the height of the stadium and increased its capacity to 45,000. In 1967, 6,000 more seats were added with the removal of the running track; the track and field team relocated to Potts Field on the East Campus.[5][6] A huge, six-level press box was added in 1968 to the top of the west side grandstand, directly in front of Balch Fieldhouse, the former home of the basketball team. Renovations continued in 1976 when the old, rickety wooden bleachers were replaced with aluminum ones, raising the capacity to 52,005. In 2003, suites and club seating were added to the east side of the stadium, raising the capacity to 53,750.[7] Since the 2003 renovation 137 seats with obstructed views have been removed lowering the seating capacity to 53,613.[8] In 2014, construction for a further expansion has started. This expansion includes a new indoor practice facility, a high performance sports center, as well as extra seating on the northeast corner of the stadium.[9][10] Playing surface[edit] From 1924 through 1970, the playing surface at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
was natural grass. In the summer of 1971, AstroTurf
AstroTurf
was installed and the first game played on the new surface was against Wyoming on September 18. The 1971 Buffs finished third in the AP Poll behind Nebraska and Oklahoma, for a sweep of the top three spots by the Big Eight Conference.[11] The synthetic turf was replaced in 1978 and again in 1989, with "Astroturf-8."[12] After 28 years of AstroTurf, Folsom Field returned to natural grass in the spring of 1999.[13] The project, which included bio-thermal heating, drainage, and a sub-air system, cost $1.2 million. Other uses[edit] Concerts[edit] The Rolling Stones October 3 / 4 1981 The stadium played host to a concert, later released on DVD, by the Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band
on July 11, 2001. More recently, in keeping with the decision to bring back live music to Folsom Field, the stadium hosted Dead & Co. for two-night stands during their 2016 and 2017 summer tours.

Date Artist Opening act(s) Tour / Concert name Attendance Revenue Notes

May 26, 1993 Paul McCartney — The New World Tour 37,245 / 39,137 $1,210,463

July 11, 2001 Dave Matthews Band Angelique Kidjo Wyclef Jean Summer 2001 Tour 43,041 / 43,041 $2,130,593 This show was recorded for the album and DVD entitled, Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado.[14]

July 2, 2016 Dead & Co. — Dead & Company Summer Tour 2016 49,166 / 85,582 $4,179,233 [15]

July 3, 2016

June 9, 2017 Dead & Company Summer Tour 2017 55,882 / 86,982 $4,365,860

June 10, 2017

In popular culture[edit] The south end zone was featured in the opening and closing credits of the late 1970s television show Mork and Mindy, which was set in Boulder. Other events[edit] Folsom Field
Folsom Field
is also used as the finish line for the Bolder Boulder, a popular 10K run. The first Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers
stadium conference was held at Folsom in June 1992. Attendance records[edit] The largest crowd for a CU football game at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
was 54,972 in 2005, against in-state rival Colorado
Colorado
State on September 3, in which Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
won thanks to a 47 yard field goal kicked by Mason Crosby with four seconds remaining [16]. This early-season, non-conference rivalry game, the Rocky Mountain Showdown, is more often played in neutral Denver
Denver
at Mile
Mile
High Stadium
Stadium
and it successor Sports Authority Field at Mile
Mile
High.[1] The largest crowd ever at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
was in 1977 for a rock concert, one of the popular Colorado
Colorado
Sun Day concert series. The attendance on May 1 was an estimated 61,500 (exceeding the seating capacity by about 9,000) for a show featuring Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Firefall, and John Sebastian.

The east side of the stadium with the newer club and suite level suites; "1990 National Champions" noted between the two suite levels

Folsom Field
Folsom Field
sold out against Utah in 2016.

Season Coach Games Sellouts W-L-T Attendance Average

1937 Oakes 6

6-0-0 46,826 7,804

1942 Yeager 4

4-0-0 15,796 3,949

1946 Yeager 5

4-0-1 53,000 10,600

1947 Yeager 4

2-2-0 54,000 13,500

1948 Ward 5

3-2-0 79,479 15,896

1949 Ward 5

2-3-0 98,776 19,755

1950 Ward 5

4-1-0 97,748 19,550

1951 Ward 5

5-0-0 107,121 21,424

1952 Ward 5 2 3-0-2 123,481 24,696

1953 Ward 5

3-2-0 113,640 22,728

1954 Ward 5 2 3-2-0 129,700 25,940

1955 Ward 5 1 4-1-0 113,500 22,700

1956 Ward 5 2 3-2-0 175,000 35,000

1957 Ward 5

3-2-0 152,500 30,500

1958 Ward 5 1 2-3-0 187,500 37,500

1959 Grandelius 6

3-3-0 177,903 29,651

1960 Grandelius 5 1 4-1-0 185,653 37,131

1961 Grandelius 6 1 5-1-0 199,987 33,331

1962 Davis 4

2-2-0 116,000 29,000

1963 Crowder 5

1-4-0 135,000 27,000

1964 Crowder 5

1-4-0 140,600 28,120

1965 Crowder 5

3-1-1 129,700 25,940

1966 Crowder 5 1 3-2-0 196,188 39,238

1967 Crowder 5

4-1-0 196,817 39,363

1968 Crowder 5 1 3-2-0 215,574 43,115

1969 Crowder 5

5-0-0 175,104 35,021

1970 Crowder 5 1 3-2-0 219,521 43,904

1971 Crowder 5

5-0-0 220,171 44,034

1972 Crowder 6 3 5-1-0 307,044 51,174

1973 Crowder 5

3-2-0 246,521 49,304

1974 Mallory 5 2 3-2-0 253,762 50,752

1975 Mallory 6

6-0-0 281,199 46,867

1976 Mallory 6 2 5-1-0 300,191 50,032

1977 Mallory 6 2 5-1-0 293,483 48,914

1978 Mallory 8 2 5-3-0 383,048 47,881

1979 Fairbanks 6

1-5-0 265,956 44,326

1980 Fairbanks 6 1 1-5-0 245,868 40,978

1981 Fairbanks 6

3-3-0 209,224 34,871

1982 McCartney 7 1 1-6-0 251,909 41,985

1983 McCartney 6 1 3-3-0 237,674 39,612

1984 McCartney 6 1 1-5-0 235,670 39,278

1985 McCartney 6

4-2-0 220,734 36,789

1986 McCartney 6 2 3-3-0 269,546 44,924

1987 McCartney 6 1 4-2-0 268,711 44,785

1988 McCartney 6

4-2-0 235,142 39,190

1989 McCartney 6 2 6-0-0 293,726 48,954

1990 McCartney 6 4 6-0-0 310,374 51,729

1991 McCartney 6 4 4-1-1 311,458 51,910

1992 McCartney 6 4 5-0-1 309,900 51,650

1993 McCartney 6 5 4-2-0 311,360 51,893

1994 McCartney 6 3 6-0-0 304,897 50,816

1995 Neuheisel 6 4 4-2-0 312,958 52,160

1996 Neuheisel 6 4 5–1 312,586 52,098

1997 Neuheisel 6 2 3–3 309,947 51,658

1998 Neuheisel 6

5–1 284,512 47,419

1999 Barnett 5 1 4–1 239,313 47,863

2000 Barnett 5

1–4 249,950 49,990

2001 Barnett 6 1 5–1 284,848 47,475

2002 Barnett 6 2 5–1 295,286 49,214

2003 Barnett 6 2 3–3 302,588 50,431

2004 Barnett 6 1 4–2 287,368 47,895

2005 Barnett 6 2 5–1 302,452 50,409

2006 Hawkins 6

2–4 276,286 46,048

2007 Hawkins 6

3–3 303,051 50,509

2008 Hawkins 6 1 4–2 296,858 49,476

2009 Hawkins 6

3–3 300,527 50,088

2010 Hawkins 6

4–2 281,182 46,864

2011 Embree 5

1–4 251,777 50,355

2012 Embree 6

0–6 273,235 45,539

2013 MacIntyre 6

3–3 230,773 38,462

2014 MacIntyre 6

1–5 226,670 37,778

2015 MacIntyre 6

2–4 236,331 39,389

2016 MacIntyre 6 1 6–0 279,652 46,609

Gallery[edit]

The Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
play at Colorado
Colorado
Stadium
Stadium
sometime in the 1920s.

Folsom Field
Folsom Field
between 1933 and 1950. The team is practicing in the North end of the field.

Folsom Field
Folsom Field
135th commencement on June 9, 1967. 1,836 degrees were awarded.

Club and box seats built prior to 2003 season on July 13, 2006

Facade built prior to 2003 season on July 13, 2006

View from the club level seats before the football Spring Game on April 14, 2007

View to the southwest of the Flatirons
Flatirons
in 2016

A view of the north side of the stadium in 2016.

New video boards were added before the 2012 season.

Folsom Field's east side as it looked in 2016 after the addition of the Champions Center.

See also[edit]

List of NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
FBS football stadiums

References[edit]

^ a b c " Folsom Field
Folsom Field
Home". University of Colorado
Colorado
Department of Athletics. Retrieved March 6, 2007.  ^ "Historic Building Inventory Record" (PDF). Colorado
Colorado
Historical Society. Retrieved September 19, 2013.  ^ Colorado.edu - CU campus map ^ Color aerial view (& topographic map) of CU campus from USGS
USGS
via Microsoft Research Maps ^ "Folsom track goes". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. June 24, 1966. p. 26.  ^ "New track ready for Colorado
Colorado
meet". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. April 28, 1967. p. 15.  ^ " Folsom Field
Folsom Field
History". University of Colorado
Colorado
Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 3, 2012.  ^ "Game 2–California" (PDF). University of Colorado
Colorado
Department of Athletics. September 7, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.  ^ Whitehair, Stuart (January 2, 2012). " Colorado
Colorado
Daily – January". CU at the Game. Retrieved October 3, 2012.  ^ http://www.ralphiereport.com/videos/2014/4/14/5611642/fly-through-upcoming-colorado-buffaloes-facilities-upgrades ^ College FB Data Warehouse 1971 Final AP poll ^ CU Buffs.com Folsom Field
Folsom Field
playing surface ^ " Colorado
Colorado
stadium changing to grass". Victoria Advocate. (Texas). Associated Press. December 4, 1998. p. 2B.  ^ "DMBAlmanac entry for 7.11.01". Retrieved 2009-07-12.  ^ http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/06/11/dead-company-boulder-folsom-field-2017/147558/ ^ http://www.cuatthegame.com/2005/colorado-state-2/

External links[edit]

Folsom Field: A History Facility rental at Folsom Field
Folsom Field
for events - weddings, birthdays, conferences, etc.

v t e

Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes
football

Venues

Campus fields (1890–1901) Gamble Field
Gamble Field
(1901–1924) Folsom Field
Folsom Field
(1924–present)

Bowls & rivalries

Bowl games Colorado
Colorado
State: Rocky Mountain Showdown Nebraska Utah: Rumble in the Rockies

Culture & lore

Ralphie the Buffalo "CU Fight Song" "Golden Buffalo" Marching band Fifth Down Game (1990) Miracle at Michigan

People

Head coaches Statistical leaders

Seasons

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

National championship seasons in bold

v t e

University of Colorado
Colorado
Boulder

Located in: Boulder, Colorado

Academics

College of Architecture and Planning College of Arts and Sciences College of Engineering and Applied Science College of Music Graduate School Leeds School of Business School of Education School of Journalism and Mass Communication Boulder School of Law University of Colorado
Colorado
Engineering Management Program

Student life

Fight Song "Golden Buffalo" Marching Band KVCU CU Triathlon Team CU Independent JILA Mazal Holocaust Collection University of Colorado
Colorado
Museum of Natural History Society for the Advancement of Central and East European Cultures University of Colorado
Colorado
Student Government

Athletics

Crew Football Men's basketball Women's basketball Folsom Field Coors Events Center Pac-12 Conference Mascot

People

Alumni

Residence halls

Cheyenne Arapaho Hall

Founded: 1876 Students: 32,201 Endowment: $1.09 billion

v t e

Football stadiums of the Pac-12 Conference

North Division

California Memorial Stadium
Stadium
(California) Autzen Stadium
Stadium
(Oregon) Reser Stadium
Stadium
(Oregon State) Stanford Stadium
Stadium
(Stanford) Husky Stadium
Stadium
(Washington) Martin Stadium
Stadium
(Washington State)

South Division

Arizona Stadium
Stadium
(Arizona) Sun Devil Stadium
Stadium
(Arizona State) Folsom Field
Folsom Field
(Colorado) Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(USC) Rose Bowl (UCLA) Rice–Eccles Stadium
Stadium
(Utah)

Conference Championship Game sites

Levi's Stadium
Stadium
(Santa Clara)

v t e

College football
College football
venues in Colorado

Division I FBS

Pac-12

Folsom Field
Folsom Field
(Colorado)

Mountain West

Falcon Stadium
Stadium
(Air Force) Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado
Colorado
State Stadium
Stadium
( Colorado
Colorado
State)

Division I FCS

Big Sky

Nottingham Field
Nottingham Field
(Northern Colorado)

Division II

Rocky Mountain

Campbell Field ( Colorado
Colorado
Mines) Mountaineer Bowl (Western State) Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl (CSU–Pueblo) Ray Dennison Memorial Field (Fort Lewis) Rex Field (Adams State) Stocker Stadium
Stadium
( Colorado
Colorado

.