• Creator
  • Miller, Patricia L; Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 09/03/02
  • Description
  • 200 E. Florida Ave., Champaign. A 1911 campus plan proposed a stadium at what was then the most logical place, Illinois Field. In 1922 trustees approved the present 40-acre site, thereby marking the southwest campus as the center for future athletic activities. Funded by contributions, pledges of $100 entitled the donor to one good seat in the stadium for ten years or two good seats for five years. Designed by Holabird and Roche, and construct... more
    200 E. Florida Ave., Champaign. A 1911 campus plan proposed a stadium at what was then the most logical place, Illinois Field. In 1922 trustees approved the present 40-acre site, thereby marking the southwest campus as the center for future athletic activities. Funded by contributions, pledges of $100 entitled the donor to one good seat in the stadium for ten years or two good seats for five years. Designed by Holabird and Roche, and constructed in 1922-24 by the construction company, English Brothers, the stadium was a memorial to students who had died in World War I. Urban Treasure Hunt; World War I. 16 History. less
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