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Long ago, before Hughes Stadium...

September 23, 2010

Question:

A recent "Photo of the Day" on Today @ Colorado State  (Sept. 22) had a photo of the 1950 Homecoming game against BYU (see right).

Where was this field located?

Cam’s answer:

Easy one! I asked library volunteer Hap Hazard, and he told me that game was played out on Colorado Field. The field served as home of the Aggies and Rams from 1912 until Hughes Stadium opened in September 1968.

Colorado Field was about where the Jack Christiansen Track is today.

By the way, Hap has a pretty interesting history of his own. He retired from Conference Services in 2004, but being a die-hard Ram fan, he came back to help out at Morgan Library preserving images on fragile glass plates and other archive material.

Cam the Ram