Coordinates: 42°01′26″N 93°39′11″W / 42.024°N 93.653°W / 42.024; -93.653

Clyde Williams Field
Former namesState Field (1915–1938)
LocationSheldon Ave
Ames, IA 50011
OwnerIowa State University
OperatorIowa State University
Capacity5,000 (1915–1924)
14,000 (1925–1929)
16,000 (1930–1931)
20,000 (1932–1960)
29,000 (1961–1965)
35,000 (1966–1974)
Construction
Broke ground1914
Opened1915
Closed1975
DemolishedJune–November, 1978
Construction cost$32,000 (approx. original)
Tenants
Iowa State football
Iowa State track and field

Clyde Williams Field was an outdoor stadium on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. It was the home of the Iowa State Cyclones football and track and field teams.

It was originally built in 1914–15, just south of the recently completed State Gym. It originally held 5,000 spectators, but expansions in 1925, 1930, 1932, 1961 and 1966 brought the final capacity up to approximately 35,000. The stadium was the home of the Cyclones football team from its completion until 1975, when Jack Trice Stadium opened in the newly built Iowa State Center complex to the south of the main campus. Clyde Williams Field was razed in 1978. The site is now occupied by Eaton and Martin Halls, two residence halls constructed in 2002 and 2004, respectively.

The stadium was known as State Field until October 1938 when it was renamed for Clyde Williams, coach and athletic director at the school who died in March 1938.

Football attendance

Year Games Total Average
1928 3 12,922 4,307
1929 4 22,731 5,683
1930 3 13,576 4,525
1931 4 22,573 5,643
1932 5 13,412 2,682
1933 4 15,931 3,983
1934 5 35,744 7,149
1935 5 28,024 5,605
1936 5 27,045 5,409
1937 4 25,091 6,273
1938 4 55,322 13,831
1939 4 36,944 9,236
1940 4 31,608 7,902
1941 4 33,347 8,337
1942 4 24,525 6,131
1943 5 23,866 4,773
1944 5 25,591 5,118
1945 4 30,368 7,592
1946 4 44,745 11,186
1947 5 54,677 10,935
1948 6 68,014 11,336
1949 4 56,533 14,133
1950 5 71,534 14,307
1951 4 49,717 12,429
1952 5 50,488 10,098
1953 4 42,625 10,656
1954 5 51,108 10,222
1955 4 46,508 11,627
1956 4 44,086 11,022
1957 4 44,542 11,136
1958 5 52,282 10,456
1959 4 41,575 10,394
1960 4 63,619 15,905
1961 4 70,361 17,590
1962 5 85,982 17,196
1963 4 67,820 16,955
1964 4 81,192 20,298
1965 5 79,157 15,831
1966 4 93,465 23,366
1967 5 104,585 20,917
1968 5 122,261 24,452
1969 5 127,352 25,470
1970 4 110,185 27,537
1971 5 139,042 27,805
1972 5 166,106 33,221
1973 5 158,482 31,696
1974 5 162,456 32,419

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