Rhode Island
 

Brown Stadium

 

The Brown Stadium, formerly the Brown

University Field, opened in 1925. It is a football stadium located along Elmgrove Avenue in Rhode Islandís capital of Providence.

The stadium is approximately a mile away from the main campus.

 

The buildingís footprint is trapezoidal

in shape and is strategically oriented

along the northwest-southeast axis.

 

This orientation ensures that, during competitions, neither team is compromised

by the sunís glare. Since it opened its own stadium, Brown University has produced

many successful football players such as

 Joe Paterno, Don Colo and Steve Jordan.

 

Paterno used to be the head football coach

at Penn State. Both Colo and Jordan were former NFL stars. Colo belonged to the Cleveland Browns while Jordan was from

the Minnesota Vikings.

Brown university stadium

The Brown Stadium also hosted the 1976 and 1985 NCAA Menís Lacrosse Championship. Brown University is a member of the distinguished Ivy League. It is not only known for having its own world-class football stadium. The private university, which was originally founded as the College of Rhode Island in the year 1764 in a town called Warren, was the first college to open its doors to students of varying religions and affiliations. At that time, Harvard and Yale only accepted Congregationalists, Princeton only welcomed Presbyterians and Penn and Columbia only took in Episcopalians.

During the 1770s, the school moved to its current location in College Hill, and in 1804, the College of Rhode Island was renamed Brown University after Nicholas Brown. In 1971, the all womenís college of Pembroke merged with Brown University, which is famed for being the third oldest institution and seventh oldest institution of higher education in New England and in the United States respectively. The schoolís 143 acres is now home to 238 buildings. At present, there are around sdfix thousand undergraduate students, over one thousand graduate students and over three hundred medical students enrolled in Brown. Those who enroll in Brown University come from not just the fifty American states, but also from various other countries. All of the three schools (Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical) offer a hundred programs of study to cover all possible areas of interest the students may have. In line with every schoolís thrust towards producing well-rounded and multi-faceted graduates, Brown University has established more than three hundred organizations that its students may participate in. There are also over thirty-seven varsity teams to cover all types of athletics.

The present faculty of more than six hundred members is the largest in the universityís history. The ratio between students and teachers is an astounding 9 is to 1. Still, the college is hiring a hundred more faculty members. This is because of the schoolís Plan for Academic Enrichment program, which will pave the way for higher benchmarks of excellence in the fields of research, education and public leadership.