Stanford Stadium is the home of Stanford University football program known as Cardinal. The original stadium was opened in 1921 and it served the university until 2005 when it was demolished and rebuilt as dual- deck concrete structure as opposed to previous construction made of wooden bleachers resting on steel frame.
For Stanford Cardinal tickets buyers there are good news that the recent renovations brought the stadium up to date with venues of similar use around the country but the seating capacity of 50000 presents great possibility of having a venue able to host world wide events as well as creating a bit more intimate atmosphere for college games.
Basketball at Stanford is played at the Maples Pavilion, a venue with a capacity of over 7000 that has been in use since 1969.
Stanford University began football program in 1891 and basketball in 1914. The Cardinal are members of North Division in Pac 12- Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).
The university never managed to come up with an official mascot and their unofficial one is a bit bizarre one as it is the Stanford Tree that was first seen in 1975. School’s colours are cardinal and white.
Main rivals of Stanford are California Golden Bears, USC Trojans, Oregon Ducks and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Football program at Stanford claimed two national titles, 15 conference titles, three division titles, has an all time record of 625-447-49 and took part in 27 Bowls compiling a record of 13-13-1 from these games.
The school had one Heisman Trophy winner in Jim Plunket, a quarterback and couple of more notable quarterbacks including John Elway and Andrew Luck.
Plunket, overall number 1 pick of 1971 draft won two Super Bowls with the Raiders, which he spent most of his career with. He was Super Bowl XV MVP and UPI AFC Rookie of the Year.
Elway, also drafted overall first but in 1983 and by the Broncos, won two Super Bowls with them, as well as being once Super Bowl MVP once. He was also NFL MVP, as well as nine times Pro Bowler. He won another Super Bowl, as an executive of Broncos in 2015.
Luck, yet another number 1 pick of 2012 draft, has been playing for the Colts since being drafted. NFL passing touchdown leader once, three time Pro Bowler yet to make it to Super Bowl game.
Basketball lived up to the challenge set by football program producing one Helms championship and one NCAA tournament title to date, in 1942. The Cardinal went 17 NCAA tournaments and beside 1942, they reached the Final Four once more in 1998.
Stanford was five time conference tournament champion and they also have claimed 13 conference regular season titles to date.
There have been several Cardinal players that settled in NBA including players like George Yardley, six times NBA All- Star, NBA scoring champion of 1958 and a Basketball Hall of Famer.
Stanford University has a long history of successful sports programs that not only produced championships for the school but also developed athletes who went onto becoming Hall of Famers once they pro career finished.