An autumn tradition turned historic in 1929 when, during Homecoming Weekend, the brand-new Arizona Stadium was dedicated during a game against California Institute. The Wildcats emerged victorious, 35-0.
Almost a century ago, prime seats for the Oct. 12 kickoff cost $2.50, while space on the wooden bleachers along the east side of the field went for 25 cents. Those who congregated there, known as the knot-hole gang, were among the 7,000 fans for whom the stadium provided seats.
Today, Arizona Stadium – a modernized 50,782-seat facility at the University of Arizona in Tucson – remains home turf for the PAC-12 Conference Wildcats.
– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100