Gamble Field
LocationUniversity of Colorado
Euclid Avenue
Boulder, Colorado
(University Memorial Center)
Coordinates40°00′24″N 105°16′17″W / 40.0067°N 105.2715°W / 40.0067; -105.2715Coordinates: 40°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–unknown)
~8,000 (unknown–1924)
OpenedSeptember 21, 1901
121 years ago
Closed1924 (to football)
98 years ago
Tenants
Colorado Buffaloes (multiple sports)
Gamble Field
Gamble
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Location in the United States

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.

History

Opened 121 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 stands.[1] The elevation of the playing field was just over 5,400 feet (1,645 m) above sea level.

Usage

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 on October 4, 1924, with the team moving to the larger Colorado Stadium for the remainder or the year.[1] The Colorado football team compiled a record of 112–45–12 during the 24 years of use, including a 21-game winning streak over five seasons.[1]

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

References

  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 - CUBuffs.com | University of Colorado Buffaloes Athletics". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-13.