Irish Field

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Irish Field
Full name Irish Field
Location Tempe, Arizona
Operator Arizona State University
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1927
Opened 1927
Closed 1935
Tenants
Tempe Normal Owls (NCAA)

Irish Field served as the home to the Tempe Normal football team from 1927 to 1935 before being replaced by Goodwin Stadium in 1936.

History

Tempe Normal gained accreditation as a 4-year institute in 1925. It was quickly decided the football team would need a new larger home. In 1927 ground was broken on the new stadium. The stadium was named for Fred Irish who was the head coach of the team for its first 8 seasons. Irish Field was located where the current Memorial Union sits on campus.[1] Stadium lighting was added to Irish Field in 1930, allowing the team to play night games.[2]

References

  1. Brad Denny. "100 Day Sun Devil Football Countdown To Kickoff, #59: The First Homes Of ASU Football". House of Sparky. Retrieved 16 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. ""Firsts" and Special Events in ASU History (1885 to 1989)". Arizona State University. Retrieved 16 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>