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Commemorating the Yale Bowl Centennial

With the inauguration of the 2014 football season, the Yale Bowl will celebrate it’s centennial. Upon its completion in 1914, the Yale Bowl was the first bowl-shaped stadium in the country–later inspiring the designs of the Rose Bowl and the Los Angeles Coliseum. An impressive feat for its time, the Yale Bowl can seat 61,446 spectators and hosted the New York Giants for the 1974-1975 season in addition to the Yale Bulldogs for the last century.The Office of the University Printer has released the design to commemorate one hundred years of the Yale Bowl. The design took a cue from early commercial illustrations and the architecture of the Yale Bowl itself. Read more about the conventions behind the design by clicking here.