Fawcett Stadium


Fawcett Stadium

Infobox_Stadium
stadium_name = Fawcett Stadium


location = Canton, Ohio
broke_ground = 1924
opened = 1938
closed = Open
demolished = N/A
owner = Canton City School District
surface = FieldTurf (formerly grass, later AstroTurf)
construction_cost = $2.5 million USD
architect =
former_names = N/A
tenants = Canton McKinley High School Bulldogs (1924-Present)
Canton Timken High School Trojans
Malone University Pioneers
Walsh University Cavaliers
seating_capacity = 22,375

Fawcett Stadium is a football stadium in Canton, Ohio. The stadium was officially dedicated in 1938. The stadium seats around 22,400. Four Canton high schools played their football seasons on this field (McKinley High School - Bulldogs, Lincoln High School - Lions, Lehman High School - Polar Bears, and Timken High School - Trojans). Future Cleveland Browns great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marion Motley, who along with fellow Hall of Famer Bill Willis broke the color barrier in modern professional football with the Cleveland Browns in 1946, scored the first touchdown in the stadium in 1938. It also hosts the annual NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the beginning of the exhibition season.

Presently it is the home field for the McKinley Senior High School Bulldog football team, and the Timken Senior High School Trojans football team, and two colleges: Walsh University and Malone University. Three of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games are held at Fawcett Stadium during the first weekend of December. The other three are held at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

From 1997 to 2000, Fawcett Stadium was the home of the Victory Bowl, the NCCAA championship football game.


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