Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
United States of America
The Mountaineer Fieldat Milan Puskar Stadium (commonly referred as the Mountaineer Field or Milan Puskar Stadium) is an American football stadium, located on the health sciences campus of West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. The construction work commenced on 3rd May 1979 and took a year to complete with the expenditure cost of $22 million. It was opened to spectators on 6th September 1980. The leading architectural firm that built the magnificent stadium is Finch-Heery. Huber, Hunt & Nichols, a construction management firmwas the General Contractor. The stadium underwent various renovations in 2004, 2007 and 2016. The Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium is owned and operated by the West Virginia University. The stadium has been the tenant for the West Virginia Mountaineers of the NCAA since the year 1980.
The seating area of the stadium was named "Milan Puskar Stadium" in the year 2004 in honor of Milan Puskar, the founder of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. who donated $20 million to the university for the arena.
The arena played host to the National Football League pre-season between Pittsburgh Steelers and the Atlanta Falcons, held on 22nd August 1998.
In 1968, the stadium hosted the exhibition game between Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Singer John Denver featured in a game that held at the arena and sang his famous "Country Roads" song with the fans on 6th September 1980.
A memorable football game between West Virginia and Penn State was played at the stadium on 29th October 1988 which was witnessed by the record attendance of 66,811 spectators. The following year, it hosted the match between West Virginia and South Carolina on 16th September.