Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium
is an outdoor football stadium
, USA, on the campus of Utah State University
(USU). It is the home field of the Utah State Aggies
of the Western Athletic Conference
. It opened in 1968
and currently has a seating capacity
of 25,513. Its SprinTurf playing field runs in the traditional north-south configuration, and sits at an elevation
of 4710 feet (1435 m) above sea level
Named for Dick Romney
, Utah State’s all-time winningest football coach and former athletics director, Romney Stadium was officially dedicated on September 27, 1969. The first game in the stadium came a season earlier in 1968, when USU defeated New Mexico State
28–12 on September 14.
Romney Stadium opened on September 14, 1968 with a 28–23 victory over New Mexico State
. At that time, the stadium has a capacity of 15,000.
There has been one major stadium addition since its opening. Thanks to a massive volunteer effort in 1980, 10,000 seats were added to the southern bowl which brought the capacity to its present figure. Prior to the 1997
season, approximately 4,000 chairback seats replaced wooden bleachers on the west side of the stadium.
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