Memorial Stadium

(Narration by Bob Hohn)


Location: 11th Street between Maine and Illinois
Architects: LaForce Bailey, professor of architecture; C. C. Williams, professor of civil engineering
Contractor: Unit Construction of St. Louis
Foundation & structure: reinforced concrete; first level — round arch openings; second level — closed round arches;
a 20-foot wide concourse runs beneath the seats within the outer wall
Steps and risers: forty concrete steps with five heights of risers that vary from 9.5 inches to 13.5 inches
Field: originally had natural turf gridiron, running track, and straightway
South end additions: 1925; Senne Construction Co., Topeka; contain treatment rooms, offices,
handball courts, and seating for 6,000
Seating capacity: (in 2000) 38,000

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