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Mackay Stadium
Location 17th St. & E. Stadium Way
Reno, Nevada
Broke ground 1965
Opened October 1, 1966
Expanded 1978, 1990-1992, 2006
Owner University of Nevada
Operator University of Nevada
Surface Field Turf (2000–present)
Natural grass (1966–1999)
Construction cost $6.5 million (expansions)
Architect Worth Group Architects (expansions)
Tenants Nevada Wolf Pack NCAA (1966–present)
Capacity 29,993 (2006-present)
31,545 (1992-2005)
26,000 (1991)
20,000 (1990)
15,000 (1985-1989)
12,000 (1978-1984)
7,500 (1966-1977)

Mackay Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Reno, Nevada, on the campus of the University of Nevada. It is the home field of the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference, the university's venue for football and track & field.

Located on the northern end of campus, at 17th Street & East Stadium Way, the stadium opened in 1966 with a seating capacity of 7,500. After several expansions, it currently seats 29,993.[1]

It replaced the original Mackay Stadium, formerly located in the bowl containing Hilliard Plaza, the Mack Social Sciences building, and the Reynolds School of Journalism. Both stadiums were named for Clarence Mackay, a university benefactor in the early years of the school.

The playing field sits at an elevation of 4610 feet (1,405 m) above sea level.[2] Originally natural grass, synthetic infilled FieldTurf was installed in 2000 and replaced in 2010.[3] The field runs in a NW to SE configuration, with the press box on the southwest sideline. Permanent lighting was installed in 2003, allowing the option of night games.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mackay Stadium. Nevadawolfpack.com (October 29, 2009). Retrieved on October 6, 2011.
  2. Mackay Stadium. MSR maps.com. Retrieved on October 6, 2011.
  3. Watch the Mackay Stadium FieldTurf Installation. NevadaWolfPack.com. Retrieved on July 12, 2010.

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