The stadium opened in 1925, and was originally known as Brown University Field. It is located on Elmgrove Avenue in the city's East Side. It is approximately 3/4 of a mile from the rest of the athletic facilities and over a mile from the main campus. The stadium consists of the unique trapezoid-shaped southwest stands and a smaller section of concrete bleachers on the northeast side. The stands are on either side of the field and 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 Stadium also served as the site of an Abercrombie and Fitch photo shoot in 2004.
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, former head football coach at Penn State, and several former NFL stars such as Don Colo of the Cleveland Browns and Steve Jordan of theMinnesota Vikings.
It hosted the Division I NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1976 and 1985.