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The Yale Bowl


The historic Yale Bowl, with its Class of 1954 Field, is one of the true treasures in American sports.  It was the first stadium with seating that completely surrounded the field when it opened on November 21, 1914, for the Yale-Harvard game.  The world famous Bowl has been a college landmark ever since, but it has also hosted National Football League Games, international soccer, lacrosse, concerts and the 1995 Special Olympic World Games.  The Bowl has held crowds of over 70,000 on 20 occasions, the most recent on November 19, 1983, for the 100th playing of The Game.

Two additions to the legendary Bowl were dedicated during the 2009 season.  The Kenney Center, named after four members of the Kenney family - former Yale football players Jerry P. '63, Brian R. '60, Richard L. '71 and Jeffrey S. '93 - is a three-story building attached to the Bowl that houses team rooms and a reception area that opens up to the inside of the venerable venue.  Jensen Plaza, named after Yale graduates Irving '54, Colin '57, Erik '63 and Mark Jensen '67, includes the names of every Yale football letter winner since 1872 and serves as the grand entrance.

Recent national media accounts have honored the Bowl.  The Sporting News selected the Bowl as one of the 40 best college football stadiums in its book, "Saturday Shrines."'s list of America's most important sports venues also included the home of Yale Football.

The original "bowl" has never lost its allure or mythical status.


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