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Fred C. Yager Stadium
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Football game at Miami University (Ohio), 2003
Location Weeb Ewbank Way
Oxford, Ohio 45056
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Broke ground 1982
Opened October 1, 1983
Renovated 2003-2005
Owner Miami University
Operator Miami University
Surface FieldTurf 2003 to present
Natural Grass 1983 to 2002
Construction cost $13.5 million
($29.8 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Architect Clough, Harbour & Associates (renovations)
Tenants Miami RedHawks (NCAA) (1983-present)
Capacity 24,286 (2005-present)
30,012 (1995-2004)[2]
25,183 (1983-1994)[2]

Fred C. Yager Stadium is a football stadium in Oxford, Ohio, USA. It is home to the Miami University RedHawks football team. It has a capacity of 24,286 spectators, and was built in 1983. It replaced Miami Field, which had been used since 1895 (the stands had been built in 1916) and was the home field for many of the coaches who had made the school famous. The stadium is named for Fred C. Yager, class of 1914, who was the lead benefactor in the project to build the stadium.

DesignEdit

The stadium has an unbalanced layout, with the west grandstands being 20 rows taller than the east (student) grandstands. A small set of bleachers sit in the north end zone; there are no seats in the south end zone under the main scoreboard. A Cradle of Coaches room is located inside the stadium, along with football offices, player meeting rooms, and locker rooms.

RenovationsEdit

Due to the successes of Miami's football program, the University has undertaken a continued series of facility upgrades beginning in 2003 with the addition of a FieldTurf playing surface. Other recent substantial upgrades of the facility include broadcast-quality permanent lighting, a new scoreboard with three Daktronics videoboards and the new Cradle of Coaches plaza in 2004, and new student bleacher sections on the east sideline and the north end zone in 2005.

Currently there is a new indoor practice facility in the north end zone, along with a current project of a new building that will include new football offices, weight room, and locker room being built in the north end zone as well.

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