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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

Waldo Stadium

By Shannon Hatch

EDT 347

from swamp to swank http www ur wmich edu centennial history waldo full html
“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.
a football stadium becomes reality
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.
updates of the 1970s
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.
the next stage
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.
updating the scene
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.
the bill brown alumni football center
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.
any more enhancements
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.
wmu is certainly proud
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

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waldo stadium quiz
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
Correct Answer!
  • You’re right! Dwight B. Waldo is often called the “father of Western athletics”. How did you know?!
bio page
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.