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The House That Harley Built

FACTS:
  • originally built in 1922 through donataions
  • replaced Ohio Field
  • cost $1.34 million
  • original capacity: 66,210
  • first game: October 7, 1922 v. Ohio Wesleyan(W, 5-0)
  • adjacent to the stadium is the Buckeye Grove, where a Buckeye tree is planted for each OSU All-American 
  • artificial turf installed in 1971 through donation by ex-Buckeye Lou Fischer
  • first night game: September 14, 1985 v. Pittsburgh(W, 10-7)
  • natural grass reinstalled in 1990
  • rennovated from 1999-2001 through sale of luxury boxes and club seats
  • added club seats, luxury boxes, AA deck, permanent South Stands, additional restrooms and consessions
  • playing field was lowered 14 1/2 feet
  • cost $194 million
  • now seats 101,568
  • attendance record: 105,565 on September 10, 2005 v. Texas(L, 25-22)
  • enscribed on the side of the stadium are: For Friendship Through Contest, For Strength, For Vigor, For Concourse and Comradeship, For Spirit, For Health, For Courage, For Loyalty.

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Side view of the rennovated Horseshoe

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Looking south from North A-Deck

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The Horseshoe, pre-rennovation

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A model of the renovated Horseshoe viewed from the south

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The rotunda entrance

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The Goodyear Blimp flies over the Olentangy River

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A quadruple Script Ohio is performed in 2001

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An awesome look at a nearly empty Horseshoe