Night Football — URI At Brown

(9.30) The Brown Bears (1-1) will host the URI Rams (1-3) this Saturday in a night game.

The stadium played host to its first ever night game on September 25th, 2011, when the Bears took on Harvard under temporarily installed lights. Brown defeated the Crimson in front of over 17,000 fans. The Brown University Stadium was dedicated in 1925, but the Bears have not always played at this location.

Prior to building Brown Stadium, home games were played at Adelaide Park in Elmwood or on Lincoln Field, which occupied land then known as Lower Campus. At the turn of the century, a new field was opened off Hope Street, called Andrews Field . . .

In 1988, the Stadium underwent a complete renovation, with work being done to restore and waterproof the concrete as well as paint the restrooms, press box and all the graphics throughout the stadium. In addition, an underground sprinkler system was installed for the stadium’s natural grass field. A new home team locker room was completed for the 1991 season along with a reception room.

Tickets are $15 for adult, in advance/$18 day of game. You can also buy tickets in person at the Brown Athletics ticket office located in the lobby of the Pizzitola Center. (Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.)

Fun fact: The stadium’s current capacity is 20,000, although a record crowd of 33,000 witnessed Brown face Colgate back in 1932 on Thanksgiving morning, with portable bleachers being brought in for the game.

7pm, Saturday, September 30, Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Avenue, (directions)

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