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A vintage look at Iowa State’s former home field, Clyde Williams Field
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A vintage look at Iowa State’s former home field, Clyde Williams Field

Iowa State seems to have a strange home field advantage that leads to at least one upset bid every year or so in the Big 12. Jack Trice Stadium has been the scene for a handful of crushed dreams over the years, with Oklahoma State’s BCS Championship dreams being the latest victim in 2011. Jack Trice Stadium is the second youngest stadium in the Big 12 today, with West Virginia’s Milan Puskar Stadium the only newer venue. Before Iowa State moved in to their new home with a seating capacity of 55,000 in 1975 the Cyclones played in Clyde Williams Field.

Iowa State's Clyde Williams Field (1935)

Iowa State’s Clyde Williams Field (1935)

Clyde Williams Field was constructed in 1914 and officially opened in 1915 with an initial capacity of 5,000. Over the years five separate expansions would be completed to expand the capacity to 35,000. The stadium was demolished in 1978, three years after the football team moved to their new stadium. Today the site stands a pair of dorms.

You can also get a look from above Clyde Williams Stadium from closer to the end of its lifespan.

Helmet sticker to Reddit.

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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