The stadium is primarily used as the home of the Univeristy's football team. It was completed in 1923 and the first game played in a partially completed stadium was the Chicago-Illinois game on November 3, 1923, and the Fighting Illini were born.
This statue of Harold Edward "Red" Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost". Red was a college and professional halfback for the University of Illinois footbal team, the Chicago Bears, and for a short-lived New York Yankees football team. In 2008, he was named the best college football player of all time by ESPN.
Although it is mainly used for football, this past weekend it was used to host the 2014 University of Illinois Band Championships, which is why I happened to be there this weekend. Missy Punk's high school band was in the competition. this is a shot I took Saturday. I finally found some beautiful fall trees. Here is where I will deviate from my normal "old stuff" post.
Punk's band got several awards, such as best performance, and a couple others that I can't remember.
The Marching Band receiving the highest score in combined classes 1A, 2A, and 3A received the Illinois Marching Band Championships Governor's Grand Champion Trophy.
Guess who the Grand Champions were? Yep, Punk's amazing band.
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