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Meade Stadium

John E. "Jack" Meade Stadium
Meade Stadium, Summer 2006
Former names URI Stadium (1928–1935)
Location Keaney Ave
Kingston, RI 02881
Owner University of Rhode Island
Operator University of Rhode Island
Capacity 6,555 (2009–present)[1]
5,180 (2003–2008)
6,470 (2000–2002)
8,000 (1994–1999)
10,000 (1965–1993)
8,500 (1961–1964)
6,000 (1952–1960)
4,500 (1949–1951)
4,000 (1933–1948)
2,500 (1928–1932)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1928
Opened September 22, 1928
Tenants
Rhode Island Rams football

Meade Stadium is a 6,555-seat multi-purpose stadium in Kingston, Rhode Island. It is home to the University of Rhode Island Rams football team. The facility opened in 1928. It was renamed in 1936 to honor John E. "Jack" Meade, class of 1915, longtime Rhode Island politician and booster, who was said to have never missed a game in the stadium until his death in 1972.

The stadium has undergone many changes in its history. The old field house was built in 1933, and in 1934 the west stands and press box were opened, with a capacity of 1,500. In 1978 the 50-row steel grandstand was erected on the east side of, bringing the total capacity up to 8,000. Various other projects, including a press box expansion and modernization of the turf and scoreboard, took place soon after. In 2000, the west stands and field house were razed to make way for the Ryan Center. During the 2006 football season, a new set of west stands opened abutting the Ryan Center, whose east luxury boxes also look down on Meade Stadium.

2008, Visitor Stands built into side of Ryan Center.

References

  1. ^ "Rhode Island Rams" (PDF). Colonial Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 

External links

  • Meade Stadium from GoRhody.com
  • Interactive Map Of FCS College Football Stadiums: Click on the Rhode Island Logo to get a satellite view & directions to the stadium


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