Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
is an outdoor football stadium
in Fort Collins
. It is the home field of the Colorado State Rams
of the Mountain West Conference
Hughes Stadium opened in 1968
on the west edge of Fort Collins, four miles (6 km) west of the school's main campus. It replaced the old Colorado Field
, a 12,000-seat on-campus stadium.MacCambridge, Michael, ed. ESPN College Football Encyclopedia.
New York: Hyperion, 2005, p. 238.
Hughes Stadium sits in a natural oval bowl, with seating on three sides and an open grass berm (not open for seating) behind the south endzone. The west (home side) stands are expanded out of the bowl and capped by a press box. The stadium is named for Harry W. Hughes
, the head coach
for 31 seasons (1911–41), then known as Colorado Agricultural.
The field itself was named in 2003
in honor of then head coach Sonny Lubick
, who led the Rams for 15 seasons (1993-2007). Lubick succeeded Earle Bruce
and led CSU to multiple conference championships and bowl appearances.
The stadium has a seating capacity
of 34,400 with club seats and 12 luxury suites, completed in 2005. The playing field, at an elevation
of 5190 feet (1582 m) above sea level
topo map & aerial photo, accessed 2009-09-06, was natural grass for the stadium's first 38 seasons; FieldTurf
was installed in the summer of 2006
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