Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington

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Joan C. Edwards Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. It can hold 38,227 spectators and includes twenty deluxe, indoor suites, 300 wheelchair-accessible seating, a state-of-the-art press-box, 14 concession areas, and 16 separate restrooms. It also features 90000sqft. of artificial turf and 1,837 tons of structural steel. It also houses the Shewey Athletic Center, a fieldhouse and a training facility. The new stadium replaced Fairfield Stadium, a condemned off-campus facility built in 1927 in the Fairfield Park neighborhood.
Marshall has a 140-25 overall record at Joan C. Edwards stadium for a winning percentage of.848, which is the highest home winning percentage of any FBS team at its current home venue.
The Joan C. Edwards Stadium was first proposed in 1986 to replace Fairfield Stadium. On January 16, then-Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. met with Huntington and University leaders, stating that "money is available" if the plans for the stadium were put together. On June 15, the Board of Regents gives the green light to the new stadium project; on September 9, the university begins purchasing property east of the central campus for the proposed stadium.
On January 15, 1987, Governor Moore asks the Board of Regents to approve funding for the sale of bonds that would help finance the new stadium. On June 8 of the following year, the state Legislature passes a state budget which has the inclusion of a new 30,000-seat stadium if the Board of Regents can secure funding. A little over one month later on June 9, the Board of Regents passes a resolution that endorsed the construction of a new football stadium.
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  • Really neat to see the thundering herd stadium. Was surprised that it was downtown. Enjoyed walking around and taking pics of the stadium.  more »
  • My daughter and I attend the Green & White spring scrimmage game almost every year. I love the atmosphere at Joan C. Edward Stadium watching The Marshall Thundering Herd. This scrimmage is interesting...  more »
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  • Not a bad seat in the place. Tickets are affordable, and MU puts on a good show for the home crowd and visitors alike.
  • Marshall Stadium is awesome especially on game day! The band sounded great!

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