Gamble Field was an outdoor sports stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was the predecessor of Folsom Field.

Gamble Field
Gamble Field before 1906
Boulder is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Boulder is located in Colorado
Location in Colorado
AddressEuclid Avenue
LocationUniversity of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
(now University Memorial Center)
Coordinates40°00′24″N 105°16′17″W / 40.0067°N 105.2715°W / 40.0067; -105.2715
OwnerUniversity of Colorado
OperatorUniversity of Colorado
Capacity1,000 (1901–19xx)
~8,000 (19xx–1924)
OpenedSeptember 21, 1901; 122 years ago (1901-09-21)
ClosedOctober 1924; 99 years ago (1924-10)
(to football)
Colorado Buffaloes (multiple sports)

History edit

Opened 123 years ago in 1901 on September 21, it was built via the efforts of the university's student body.[1] The field was named after Judge Harry P. Gamble, a six-time (1891–96) football letterman and two-time captain.[1]

Seating capacity was initially limited to 1,000 via a 160-foot (50 m) wooden grandstand located on the western side of the field, the only side that had seating.[1] The elevation of the playing field was just over 5,400 feet (1,645 m) above sea level.

Usage edit

Game v Nebraska in 1902

Gamble served multiple types of events, including university football, baseball, track and field, as well as rallies and other events. The field was surrounded by a quarter-mile track, with baseball played with some adjustments to the field and rules specific to Gamble Field.[1] The complex was surrounded by a wooden wall.[1]

The last football game at Gamble was a 31–0 win in the season opener on October 4, 1924, with the team moving to the larger Colorado Stadium for the remainder of the year.[1] The Colorado football team compiled a 112–45–12 (.698) record during the 24 years of use, including a 21-game winning streak over five seasons.[1]

The University Memorial Center is now located on the site.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Collins, David (2016-09-09). "CU's Stadiums, Part I: From Gamble Field To Colorado Stadium - | University of Colorado Buffaloes Athletics". Retrieved 2016-09-13.

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