Delaware Stadium opened in 1952 and was expanded to its present size in 1970. Capacity used to be slightly higher, and temporary bleachers on the field led to the stadium record crowd of 23,619 for a 1973 game against Temple.“In the 1980s and ’90s, this was the nicest stadium out there, and it’s not anymore,” University of Delaware football coach Danny Rocco said. “You’ve got to stay in the game now.”Enhancements since have included the addition of lights, an artificial playing surface, iron gating, colorful banners, handrails in the steep grandstands, improved south end-zone seating, a better sound system and video display scoreboard.But there is still bench seating throughout, no elevators and the infamous — though quite cherished by many — “wall,” a bathroom where men urinate into troughs that run the length of the floor with water running down from pipes near the ceiling.UD Athletic Director Christine Rawak joked that they wouldn’t rule out preserving “the wall” in some fashion, mentioning that naming rights are available for various portions of the new facility. The area under the west stands will be tied into the athletic performance center, allowing for improved concession and restroom areas.All of Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association… Read full this story
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