OU MEMORIAL STADIUM EXPERIENCE:
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Address: 180 W Brooks, Norman, Oklahoma 73019
Year Opened: 1925
Occupants: Oklahoma Sooners Football
Former Name: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
The Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, often referred to as just OU Memorial Stadium, is an outdoor football stadium on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The stadium holds a capacity crowd of 82,112, making it the largest stadium in the state, the 3rd largest stadium in the Big 12 Conference, and the 14th largest in the nation. The size and shape of the stadium along with the intensity of the crowd is awe-inspiring thing to behold.
Opened in 1925, the original iteration of the OU Memorial Stadium had only 16,000 seats. In the 1980’s OU was at the forefront of changing the television policies of NCAA athletics, suing for the ability to play more televised games, and thus bringing about the current age where most NCAA games are televised, a large number of them nationally. This would bring about expansions to the OU Memorial Stadium’s lighting capabilities and seating. In the early 2000’s bringing the capacity up to its current level. Visitors to OU Memorial Stadium can’t ignore the rich history and tradition apparent in the 75-year old structure, in spite of its many modern amenities.
Oklahoma Football has become one of the very best programs in the nation, winning the BCS Championship in 2000. This dramatically increased both the number of students attending the university and also the interest in expanding the university’s athletics programs. A Sooners game at OU Memorial Stadium is an experience that reflects this growth and excitement. Buy Gaylord Family OU Memorial Stadium tickets today and don’t miss a minute of the excitement!