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Y Stadium (Provo, Utah)



  • Existence: 1928 - 1963

Administrative History

Y Stadium (1928-1963) was a hillside stadium at Brigham Young University. The stadium hosted football games, assemblies, and other campus events.

Planning for the Y Stadium, also known as Cougar Stadium, was begun in 1922. Construction was completed for the 1928 football season, and dedicated in October 1928. Located in the hillside north of the Maeser Building, the stadium eventually had seating for 9,100 and with temporary bleachers could be expanded to 13,000. Associated facilities included the Stadium House, as well as restrooms, ticket offices, and a media box.

Eventually, the limited capacity of the stadium and a desire to construct a new physical education building on the site led to the construction of a new Cougar Stadium north of campus in 1964.

Brigham Young University catalogue, 1929: p. 30 (Y Stadium; completed during year 1928-1929)

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1960: p. 43 (Y Stadium; completed in 1929)

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 2 p. 319-320 (stadium fund begun in 1922, completed in 1928; constructed on hillside incline north of Maeser Building; dedicated in October 1928)

Daily universe, Sept. 27, 1963: p. 6 (Cougar Stadium; games first played in 1928; previous field located east of Maeser Building; seating capacity of 9,100, or 13,000 with temporary bleachers; field lights installed in 1940; insufficient seating led to home games being played at University of Utah until completion of replacement stadium in 1964)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on Y Stadium

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232593761]
Identifier: UA 80
Scope and Contents

Contains contracts and a history of the construction of the stadium at Brigham Young University. Materials date from 1928.

Dates: 1928

Department of Physical Education records on Y Stadium

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036424]
Identifier: UA 266
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, lists of donors and ticket holders, and receipts for donations for the construction of the Brigham Young University football stadium (22 items).

Dates: 1923; 1928


 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233259164]
Identifier: UA 1040
Scope and Contents

Postcard with photograph of Utah Valley and Mount Timpanogos, taken sometime in the 1920s or 1930s. In the foreground is Y Stadium at Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1920

Souvenir program and dedication exercises of the BYU stadium

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231012102]
Identifier: UA 331
Scope and Contents

Includes the souvenir program commemorating the construction of the football stadium (48 pages). Also includes many photographs of campus and University leaders.

Dates: 1928 October 27