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Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn

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Jordan–Hare Stadium is the playing venue for Auburn University's football team located on campus in Auburn, Alabama. The stadium is named for Ralph "Shug" Jordan, who has the most wins as head coach of the University's football team, and Cliff Hare, a member of Auburn's first football team as well as Dean of the Auburn University School of Chemistry and President of the Southern Conference.
On November 19, 2005, the playing field at the stadium was named in honor of former Auburn coach and athletic director Pat Dye. The venue is now known as Pat Dye Field at Jordan–Hare Stadium. The stadium reached its current seating capacity of 87,451 with the 2004 expansion and is the 10th largest stadium in the NCAA. By the end of the 2006 season, it was estimated that 19,308,753 spectators had attended a football game in Jordan–Hare. Jordan–Hare Stadium regularly makes lists of the best gameday atmospheres and most intimidating places to play.
The stadium, then known as Auburn Stadium, hosted its first game on November 10, 1939, between the Auburn and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football freshmen teams. The stadium was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day (November 30) 1939 before the first varsity game played in the stadium, a 7-7 tie with the University of Florida under Auburn head coach Jack Meagher. The Auburn-Florida game was originally scheduled for Dec. 2, 1939 in Montgomery. The game was rescheduled in order for the stadium to be dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, Auburn officials seemingly wanting the significance of the occasion to dovetail with America's established Thanksgiving Day football tradition, a plan nearly thwarted by Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Franksgiving" decree. Had Alabama not chosen to observe Thanksgiving on its original date, the stadium likely would not have been dedicated until 1940.
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  • There are not many comparisons to 85,000+ screaming college football fans in one of the loudest -- if not the loudest -- stadiums in the US! I was lucky enough to be on the sidelines for the "pre-game...  more »
  • Jordan Hare stadium is awesome for a football game, Auburn fans are very nice to the opponents and their fans, great seating, jumbo trim is the biggest and clearest in the country, right on campus, an...  more »
  • Beautiful stadium but not the real Tigers. Go Clemson! Great people at Auburn! Very accepting of "distant cousins"
  • The stadium was clean and so were the restrooms. Loved the atmosphere of the game. We also appreciated the hydration stations.

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