The Yale Bowl is much inspired by the design and name of the Rose Bowl.
Charles A. Ferry, the Yale Bowl’s designer, had chosen not to include locker rooms in the stadium due to unknown reasons and the players are instructed to dress in Smilow Field Center and then walk 200 yards towards the stadium.
The Yale Bowl is a famous football stadium, situated in the west of the main campus of Yale University in NewHeaven, United States. It is the oldest and largest stadium in the UnitedStates. The stadium hosted the New York Giants of the National Football League in 1973-74 while Yankee Stadium underwent renovation and Giants Stadium was being constructed. The construction of the stadium began in the early 90s (1913) in the month of August and was completed in a span of a year, opening its gate for spectators on 21st November 1914. The structure was specifically designed by the famous architect Charles A. Ferry. An estimated amount of $750,000 ($17.9 million of 2016 dollars) was spent on building the bowl.
Many soccer matches of the North American Soccer League were played during the years 1976 and 1977. At that time, it served as a home-ground for Connecticut Bicentennials.
The Yale Tercentennial celebrated its closing ceremony on 5th of October, 2001 which was a grand event, graced by the presence of several celebrities such as Tom Wolfe’57, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Paul Simson’96, William F. Buckley’50 and Garry Trudeau’70.
In 1980, a concert was held in Yale Bowl that featured performers of international fame such as Heart, Eagles and The Little River Band on 14th of June.
The Grateful Dead played a very successful show in Yale Bowl on 31st July 1971.