|Country||United States of America|
|Renovations||1936, 1950, 1968, 1987, 2011-2013|
|Cost||$600,000 (1920), $261 million (2013)|
|Design||360 Architecture (2011-2013)|
|Contractor||Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company (1920), Turner Construction (2011-2013)|
|Address||3800 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle WA 98105|
Husky Stadium – stadium description
Opened in 1920, this football-athletic stadium at the south-eastern edge of University of Washington campus has always had a unique layout. Horseshoe shaped stands are opened towards the waters of Lake Washington to the east. The first sections, mostly raised on landfill, could accommodate 30,000 people.
First upgrade came in 1936, when the horseshoe received additional rows, growing by 10,000. Then in 1950 a new upper deck came in the south, first part ever to get a cantilever roof. Similar structure was added in the north, forming the stadium's layout that we know today.
The characteristics of the stadium remain to date despite its largest redevelopment, carried out in 2011-2013. What was also the university's largest financial challenge (with $261 million budget), almost all of the stadium was demolished. Only the northern upper deck was retained. When rebuilt, the stadium lost its athletic track and gained a minor stand in the east, but still with a great view of Lake Washington for most spectators. New infrastructure and corporate facilities were created, making the stadium university's largest source of income.
The idea of retaining its historical shape was highly justified as the stadium became almost legendary for its atmosphere on matchdays. ESPN even measured noise level peak at 133 decibels, making it one of the world's loudest stadiums. Also, local claims suggest this is where the 'Mexican wave' was first done.
Used on day-to-day basis by academic American football team Huskies, the stadium was also temporarily home to NFL team Seahawks. Husky Stadium also saw great political speeches, like those of presidents Harding and Reagan, as well as other important events like concerts.
Stadium of the Year 2013: 3. Husky Stadium
One of the largest nominated stadiums and first nominee in history to represent the National Collegiate Athletic Association of USA. Known for its traditional layout even after complete reconstruction and for the amazing atmosphere.
Stadium of the Year 2013: Last 24 hours to vote
It’s been exactly 30 days since we started the Stadium of the Year competition. Now we enter the final 24 hours of the vote. If you haven’t selected your favourites, now is the time!
Nomination: Husky Stadium
The giant from Seattle was almost completely demolished and then rebuilt within just two years. Except now it’s smaller. And less universal. But still a lot better than the predecessor. Here’s one of the most unconventional nominees for this year’s Stadium of the Year competition.
Stadium of the Year 2013: Let the vote begin!
It's time to start the selection process. For the next month you can thoroughly review all candidates and make your move, selecting 2013's Stadium of the Year. The world's largest open competition of this kind begins now!
New: Husky Stadium
One of the loudest stadiums throughout American football, perhaps even place of birth of the 'Mexican wave'. Please welcome Husky Stadium at StadiumDB.com before you can vote for in the Stadium of the Year competition!