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Cougar Stadium & Marriott Center (MWP-UY195)


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COUGAR STADIUM: LaVell Edwards Stadium is a stadium on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the BYU Cougars.

The stadium opened in 1964 as Cougar Stadium, replacing a smaller, 5,000-seat stadium of the same name. The capacity of the facility was just under 30,000 with stands on both sides of the playing field. Seating was soon added to make room for 35,000 fans. Temporary bleachers placed at the back of the end zones raised the capacity to 45,000. In 1982, the stadium was expanded to accommodate more than 65,000. Permanent concrete stands, separated by entryways from the east and west grandstands, were put in place of the temporary bleachers, the playing field was lowered eight feet and the track was removed. At the end of the 2000 football season the name of the stadium was changed to LaVell Edwards Stadium, in honor of the legendary head coach, who retired at the end of the season.

MARRIOTT CENTER: Marriott Center is a 22,700-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is home to the BYU Cougars men's and women's basketball teams. It was named in honor of J. Willard Marriott, the Mormon founder of the Marriott Corporation (and a graduate of BYU's archrival, the University of Utah). When the arena opened in 1971, it replaced the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena as the largest college basketball arena in the United States. It was also the largest venue in the nation built for basketball, being larger than any NBA arena at that time. It would lose both distinctions when the University of Kentucky men's basketball team moved into Rupp Arena in 1976, but would remain the nation's largest basketball-specific facility on a college campus until 1987, when the University of Tennessee opened Thompson-Boling Arena. Previously, the Cougars basketball team played at the Smith Fieldhouse.

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