Fun Facts You Probably Don’t Know About El Paso’s Biggest Stadium
There are so many things that make El Paso unique. Here are a few facts about one of them.
Here's the lowdown on one of those cool, "915 only" things.
In the 60's, a huge stadium was literally carved out of a mountain.
There was something special about the Sun Bowl Stadium when it opened on Sept. 21, 1963. On the first play from scrimmage at the then-30,000-seat stadium, Miner running back Larry Durham bolted 54 yards for a touchdown against North Texas State University. The Miners went on to score a 34-7 victory over the Eagles. - utepminers.com
It is one of the most unique and beautiful stadiums in the entire country. It's huge but so perfectly hewn into the mountain that it's really hard to see until you're actually there.
At first, the Sun Bowl could only hold 30,000 spectators. A second level was added to the press box in 1969 and more seating came in 1982. It holds over 51,000 which gives it the 3rd largest population in the area behind the cities of El Paso and Las Cruces.
In August, the Sun Bowl will again rock its rocky foundation with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper.
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