Folsom Field - Boulder, CO - Outdoor football stadium on the University of Colorado campus


Folsom Field is an outdoor an outdoor football stadium that is found on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado. The stadium is the shape of a horseshoe running the traditional north to south configuration. The athletic administration office is located at the north end of the stadium and is named after head coach Dal Ward who coached in the 1950s. Folsom Field was built in 1924 when it opened its doors and has been in full operation ever since. Over the years the stadium and field have underwent some major renovations and upgrades but has always been in full service to the community and university.

Aside from housing the university's football team, the stadium has also hosted various musical performances and musicians. Top recording acts that have played at Folsom Field include The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Journey, and The Clash.

The stadium sits well above sea level at a whopping 5,369 feet. Folsom is one of the highest college stadiums aside from Wyoming and Air Force of the Mountain West Conference. The stadium has a seating capacity of 53,750 which was exceeded in 2005 when the Buffs played against Colorado State.

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