Ratcliffe Stadium

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Ratcliffe Stadium
Former namesFresno State College Stadium
(1926–1941)
Location1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, California
Coordinates36°46′05″N 119°47′20″W / 36.768°N 119.789°W / 36.768; -119.789Coordinates: 36°46′05″N 119°47′20″W / 36.768°N 119.789°W / 36.768; -119.789
OwnerFresno City College
OperatorFresno City College
Capacity13,000
SurfaceField: natural grass
Track: polyurethane
Construction
OpenedOctober 9, 1926
94 years ago
Renovated1976, 1986, 2009
Expanded1942
Tenants
Fresno City College Rams (1926–present)
Fresno State Bulldogs (1926–1979)

Ratcliffe Stadium is a collegiate athletic venue in the western United States, located on the campus of Fresno City College in Fresno, California.

Opened 94 years ago in 1926, it was renamed in 1941 after their first football coach, Emory Ratcliffe. The stadium hosted the Raisin Bowl (1946–1949) and was home to the Fresno State Bulldogs football team through 1979; they moved to their on-campus Bulldog Stadium in 1980.

Ratcliffe also hosted the West Coast Relays, a major track and field competition. Today, local high school football games and various track and field events are still held there. The stadium has a seating capacity of 13,000, and it is located at 1101 E. University Avenue, along Blackstone Avenue.

The football field has a conventional north-south alignment, at an elevation of 300 feet (90 m) above sea level.

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