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Waldo Stadium By Shannon Hatch EDT 347 “From Swamp to Swank” http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/history_waldo-full.html President Dwight B. Waldo acquired the 14-acre parcel near Prospect Hill in 1913. Waldo launched the University’s first fund-raising campaign to help pay for the land.

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Waldo Stadium

By Shannon Hatch

EDT 347


From swamp to swank http www ur wmich edu centennial history waldo full html l.jpg
“From Swamp to Swank” http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/history_waldo-full.html

  • President Dwight B. Waldo acquired the 14-acre parcel near Prospect Hill in 1913.

  • Waldo launched the University’s first fund-raising campaign to help pay for the land.

  • In the 1920s, the property featured a running track, football and baseball fields, bleachers and tennis courts.


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A Football Stadium Becomes Reality

  • Financial maneuvering by WMU President Paul V. Sangren resulted in a new football stadium in 1939.

  • The University changed its nickname from the “Hilltoppers” to the “Broncos.”

  • Waldo Stadium originally seated 15,000 spectators.


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Updates of the 1970s

  • The new stadium was six feet lower.

  • The stadium was converted to a bowl-shaped arena.

  • Seating was expanded to accommodate 25,000 fans.

  • AstroTurf covered the field.


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The Next Stage

  • In 1989, the stadium was expanded to seat 30,200 spectators.

  • A commercial natural grass surface was laid in 1992.

  • A new electronic scoreboard and lighted signs were also added.


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Updating the Scene

  • In 1995, permanent lights were installed for night games.

  • Additional bench and chair-back seating were added.

  • WMU enhanced public facilities at the stadium.

  • The press box was rebuild and expanded.


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The Bill Brown Alumni Football Center

  • The 55,000 square foot center opened in 1998.

  • The $8.2 million addition was funded by private sources.

  • It features locker rooms, meeting rooms, training facilities and a 130-seat auditorium.

  • The 3rd floor coaches’ offices are used for instruction and as leased viewing suites on game days.


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Any More Enhancements?

  • The stadium’s natural grass was replaced with NeXturf in 2001.

  • Phase I of WMU’s first comprehensive indoor athletic facility was completed in the fall of 2002.

  • The new building was named the Donald “J” Steele Athletic Center, and added ten viewing suites to Waldo Stadium.


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WMU is Certainly Proud!

  • “Such substantial enhancements over the years have allowed the venerable stadium to maintain its heritage as an outstanding football facility and a prominent symbol of WMU spirit.”

http://www.ur.wmich.edu/centennial/history_waldo-full.html

http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/tour/wmu032.html


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Waldo Stadium Quiz

  • Who is known as the “father of Western athletics”?

  • A) Paul V. Sangren

  • B) Dwight B. Waldo

  • C) Donald Seelye


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Wrong!

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Correct Answer!

  • You’re right! Dwight B. Waldo is often called the “father of Western athletics”. How did you know?!


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Bio Page

  • My name is Shannon Hatch and I’m a student at Western Michigan University. I live in Dowagiac with my husband and three children. I will receive my degree in Elementary Education in the Winter of 2005.


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