Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium

Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium is a 13,100-seat multi-purpose stadium at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Originally built in 1924, the stadium was renovated and renamed in honor of Mathewson in 1989. It is home to the Bucknell Bison football team and the Lewisburg Area High School Green Dragons football team. It is named for Christy Mathewson, a Bucknell alumnus who went on to become a Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Giants in the early 20th century. Mathewson was on the Walter Camp All-American football team as a kicker while a student at Bucknell.

Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
Location701 Moore Avenue
Lewisburg, PA 17837
OwnerBucknell University
OperatorBucknell University
Capacity13,100 (1989–present)
14,000 (1941–1988)
18,000 (1924–1940)
SurfaceField Turf
Construction
Broke groundMarch 17, 1924[1]
OpenedOctober 18, 1924[2]
Renovated1960, 1989
Construction costUS$278,000[2]
($4.06 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectCarrere & Hastings[2]
General contractorT. J. Foley Co.[2]
Tenants
Bucknell Bison (NCAA) (1924–present)

See also

References

  1. "2013 Bucknell Bison Football Media Guide" (PDF). Bucknell University Athletic Department. p. 127. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  2. "1945 Memorial Stadium". Bucknell University. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  3. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.

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