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LaVell Edwards Stadium

1700 N Canyon Road
Provo, Utah County, Utah, 84604

LaVell Edwards BYU Football Stadium
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LaVell Edwards Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Provo, Utah, on the campus of Brigham Young University. Primarily used for college football, it is the home field of the BYU Cougars, an independent in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Opened as "Cougar Stadium" in 1964, its seating capacity is 63,470. The stadium was expanded in 1982 to accommodate more than 65,000; permanent concrete stands in the end zones, separated by entryways from the east and west grandstands, were put in place of the temporary bleachers. The playing field was lowered 8 feet (2.4 m), and the running track was removed to make room for six additional rows.

The stadium was renovated in 2003 to provide additional luxury seating, which reduced the capacity to 64,045.

The natural grass playing field is conventionally aligned north–south at an elevation of 4,649 feet (1,417 m) above sea level, with the press box along the west sideline.

LaVell Edwards (1930–2016) was the head coach at BYU for 29 seasons, preceded by ten years as an assistant. He retired after the 2000 season and the stadium was soon renamed in his honor.

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