Brown Stadium

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Brown Stadium
Main grandstand of Brown Stadium
Former names Brown University Field
Location 400 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI 02906
Coordinates 41°50′32″N 71°23′40″W / 41.84222°N 71.39444°W / 41.84222; -71.39444Coordinates: 41°50′32″N 71°23′40″W / 41.84222°N 71.39444°W / 41.84222; -71.39444
Owner Brown University
Operator Brown University
Capacity 20,000
Surface Grass
Opened September, 1925
Brown Bears (NCAA) (1925–present)
View from the grandstand, 2008
As seen in 2008

Brown Stadium is a football stadium located in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] It is the home of Brown University's football and outdoor track teams. The athletic teams at Brown University, known as the Bears, compete in the Ivy League.


The stadium opened in 1925, and was originally known as Brown University Field.[2] It is located on Elmgrove Avenue in the city's East Side, approximately 3/4 of a mile from the rest of the athletic facilities and over a mile from the main campus. The architectural design features a trapezoid-shaped southwest stands and a smaller section of concrete bleachers on the northeast side. Stands sit on both sides of the field along with a running track. The press box traverses the entire top of the southwest stands, and the rear of the southwest side includes several ornate "B" logos and the university's seal, as well as two stone bear's heads on either end of the stands. The original wooden benches were replaced with aluminum ones in 1978 as part of the football team's 100th anniversary. The stadium currently has a capacity of 20,000.

Brown has had many successful teams since the stadium opened, including the Iron Man team of 1926, when eleven players played the entirety of two games and most of a third; the 1976, 1999, 2005, and 2008 Ivy League championship teams; as well as players such as Joe Paterno '50, former head football coach at Penn State, and several former NFL stars such as Don Colo of the Cleveland Browns and Steve Jordan of the Minnesota Vikings.

The stadium hosted the Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1976 and 1985 and two quarterfinal matches of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brown Stadium". Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Brown Stadium-Providence, RI". Retrieved 2017-08-01. 

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Preceded by
Rutgers Stadium
Host of the College Cup
Succeeded by
Francis Field