Bleachers Installed on Oldest, Continuously-Used Collegiate Football Field in the U.S.
A sure sign of the coming of autumn is when the Wesleyan grounds crew begins their annual ritual of installing the bleachers and press box surrounding Corwin Stadium.
The bleacher segments are stored near the tennis courts on Lawn Avenue and trucked to campus. A forklift is used to arrange the bleacher segments.
A crane is used to hoist the two press box units to the top of the bleachers.
Corwin Stadium, named for distinguished alumnus and benefactor of the college, Bruce Corwin '62, is part of Andrus Field. Andrus Field has been the site of Wesleyan football since its inception in the early 1880s. Andrus Field is the oldest continuously used collegiate football field in the United States. Wesleyan opens the 2009 football season by hosting Tufts University on Saturday, Sept. 26.
More information on Corwin Stadium is online at
http://www.wesleyan.edu/athletics/facilities/andrusfield.html. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake and David Pesci