University of Wyoming, War Memorial Stadium / Arena Auditorium - Laramie, Wyoming
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Music - the eagle and the hawk by John Denver

Photographed in 2008 using digital.

War Memorial Stadium - Opened in 1950 and still in use. Full name is Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. It was also known as Corbett Field.

Location - E. Grand Ave & N. 22nd St., Laramie, Wyoming

Arena / Auditorium - Opened in 1982 and still in use. The arena replaced the War Memorial fieldhouse which is also still in use.

Location - 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming.

War Memorial Stadium in Laramie....Welcome to 7,220 feet above sea level. At that altitude, War Memorial is the highest NCAA Division I football stadium in the US. No wonder visiting teams are gasping for air in the 2nd quarter. The stadium is almost 2,000 feet higher than old Mile High stadium in Denver. Tucked in between the Rocky Mountains' Snowy Range to the west and the Laramie Range to the east, it has one of the most picturesque views in all of college football. Built in 1950 and expanded over the years, War Memorial has served the University of Wyoming well for over 60 years. Along with the altitude, the weather can be a major headache for visiting teams. From high heat in the late summer to brutal winds, snow and cold in October / November, War Memorial has it all. Cozy is a great word to paint the picture for War Memorial Stadium. With a capacity just under 30,000, the stadium has that intimate feel to it. Laramie is about 40 miles west of Cheyenne Wyoming and around 150 miles northwest of Denver.

The Arena / Auditorium on the campus of the University of Wyoming is located just to the north of War Memorial Stadium. Opened in 1982, the arena replaced the old War Memorial Fieldhouse, which is still in use today. The Fieldhouse is located just to the west of War Memorial Stadium. The Arena has the same gasping lack of air that the football stadium is known for. No wonder the Cowboys have a great winning percentage at home. Both the mens and women's basketball teams call the arena home now. The Fieldhouse is still used by the Cowboy's wrestling and track and field teams. As War Memorial Stadium opened in 1950, the Fieldhouse was opened in 1951 and is basically an extension of the football stadium.
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Photo courtesy of Bob Kelly.


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Photo courtesy of Bob Kelly.


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Photo courtesy of Bob Kelly.


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Photo courtesy of Bob Kelly.


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