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Doak Campbell Stadium was named after the president of Florida State University at the time when the stadium was being constructed. It is marked and known as the biggest stadium of Tallahassee, Florida.
It is the home of Florida State University"s football team nicknamed as Seminoles. It was opened to public on October 7, 1950 with Florida State University taking a 40-7 lead over Randolph-Macon.
Since the time of its opening in 1950 the stadium has undergone numerous expansions. Initially it had the seating capacity of 15,000 occupants with the construction cost of $ 250,000.
In 1954 it was expanded from 15,000 seats to 19,000 seats, in the year 1961 it had expansion of 25,000 seats which later became 40,500 between the years 1960 to 1970 known to the fans as Bill Peterson era.
Between 1978 and 1982, there were three more additions. Since then with the continuous nine expansions in 1991 reflecting the increase of 28,281 the stadium had the seating capacity of 83,000 occupants which in 2003 being the latest became 88,300 seats making Doak Campbell Stadium the largest football stadium in Atlantic Cost Conference (ACC) and the largest continuous structure in United States.
The field of the stadium was named in accordance with the act of state legislation after renowned and legendry head football coach of Florida State University Booby Bowden on November 20, 2004 and is known as Bobby Bowden Field.
The additional structures of the stadium also includes a second deck of the Varsity Club in the northwest corner of the stadium and additional Skyboxes leased through Seminole Boosters in the northeast corner of the stadium.
In March 2004 the brand new playing surface of the stadium was completed. For the purpose the entire floor of the stadium was excavated 18 inches deep and the old pump drainage system was replaced.
In 1999 there was an addition of a crystal clear scoreboard video system. Before the start of 2007 a new public address system was installed.
And before 2008 two new HD scoreboards were installed at the north and south end zones measuring 100 feet and 45 feet respectively giving a better replaying facility. Over the player entrance under north scoreboard six new LED ribbon boards were also added.
The south end zone of the stadium has Florida State School of hospitality education making student learn various aspects of the food and beverage industry. This also includes a food court, a restaurant and a sports grill on the top floor that gives a panoramic view of the field. On the north zone there are offices of the football coaches.
There is a University Center that surrounds Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium and houses numerous offices that were located on the interior of the Florida State University campus.
For the better viewing option of the first rows viewers the lower tier of filed level seats were removed in the stadium. With that a matching brick wall was constructed along the east and west sidelines, limiting field access, increasing safety and giving the inside of the stadium a whole new look.
With all the phases of expansions and constructions, Seminole fans are welcomed vigorously in Doak Campbell Stadium offering state-of-the-art additions marking this facility as the best in the business.
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