O'Brien Stadium
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O'Brien Stadium
O'Brien Field
Former namesLincoln Field
Location100 Grant Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Coordinates39°28?50?N 88°10?52?W / 39.48056°N 88.18111°W / 39.48056; -88.18111Coordinates: 39°28?50?N 88°10?52?W / 39.48056°N 88.18111°W / 39.48056; -88.18111
OwnerEastern Illinois University
OperatorEastern Illinois University
Capacity10,000
Record attendance12,600
November 9, 1980
(vs. Northern Iowa)
SurfaceHellas Fieldturf
Construction
Broke ground1968[1]
Opened1970
Renovated1999
Construction cost$1.7 million[2]
ArchitectAtkins, Barrow & Graham, Inc.[2]
Tenants
Eastern Illinois Panthers (NCAA) (1970-present)

O'Brien Field is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Charleston, Illinois.[3] It is home to the Eastern Illinois University Panthers football and track and field teams. O'Brien Field is name after Maynard O'Brien who coached football and track at Eastern Illinois University.[4] The stadium features a nine-lane track and in 2004 an artificial turf field was installed. In 2009 a state of the art scoreboard was installed on the north end of the field with a video board and new sound system.

The stadium served as the summer home for the former St. Louis Cardinals football team in 1976 and 1977 and again from 1982-87.

The record attendance for O'Brien Field was 12,600 on November 9, 1980 vs. Northern Iowa. The all-time Win-Loss-Tie record at O'Brien Field is 178-95-3 as of the end of the 2019 football season.

The stadium also plays host to the IHSA State Finals in track and field every year.

O'Brien Home Records

Home Records
Year Record
1970 1-4
1971 4-1
1972 0-5
1973 2-4
1974 3-2
1975 2-1-2
1976 3-3
1977 1-3
1978 7-0
1979 4-3
1980 7-0
1981 5-1
1982 7-0
1983 5-1
1984 4-2
1985 5-1
1986 7-1
1987 3-2
1988 4-2
1989 6-0
1990 3-2
1991 4-1
1992 4-1
1993 1-2-1
1994 4-2
1995 6-0
1996 3-2
1997 4-1
1998 3-3
1999 4-1
2000 5-0
2001 5-1
2002 5-0
2003 3-3
2004 3-2
2005 4-2
2006 5-1
2007 3-2
2008 3-2
2009 3-2
2010 1-4
2011 1-4
2012 5-0
2013 6-1
2014 3-2
2015 3-2
2016 2-3
2017 3-2
2018 2-3
2019 0-5
Totals
50 Years
178-95-3[5]
.650

O'Brien Attendance

Attendance
Year Games Total Attendance Average Attendance Highest Game Attendance Lowest Game Attendance
2002 5 35,030 7,006 10,731 3,740
2003[6] 6 29,413 4,902 NA NA
2005[7] 6 37,094 6,182 NA NA
2006[8] 6 38,690 6,448 NA NA
2007[9] 5 37,058 7,411 9,861 3,083
2008[10] 5 25,447 5,089 7,996 1,919
2009[11] 5 38,847 7,769 11,271 3,509
2010[12] 5 28,343 5,669 8,007 4,311
2011[13] 5 37,937 7,587 9,111 6,157
2012[14] 5 35,681 7,136 9,154 5,319
2013[15] 7 56,086 8,012 11,569 3,850
2014[16] 5 32,476 6,496 9,169 2,170
2015[17] 5 28,387 5,677 8,104 1,438
2016[18] 5 29,067 5,813 7,907 3,054
2017[19] 5 24,750 4,950 8,176 2,828
2018[20] 5 26,715 5,343 7,670 2,149
2019[21] 5 24,413 4,883 7,055 3,170

Attendance records

The following are the highest attendances at O'Brien Field as of the end of the 2019 NCAA football season. [22]

Highest attendances at O'Brien Field
Rank Attendance Date Game result
1 12,600 Nov. 9, 1980 Eastern Illinois 14, Northern Iowa 9
2 12,547 Nov. 5, 1983 Eastern Illinois 12, Southwest Missouri 3
3 12,425 Nov. 13, 1982 Eastern Illinois 73, Kentucky State 0
4 12,000 Nov. 3, 1979 Eastern Illinois 21, Youngstown State 49
5 11,856 Nov. 1, 1986 Eastern Illinois 64, Winona State 0
6 11,628 Oct. 27, 2001 Eastern Illinois 52, Tennessee State 49
7 11,569 Oct. 19, 2013 Eastern Illinois 55, Southeast Missouri 33
8 11,485 Nov. 7, 1987 Eastern Illinois 27, Southern Illinois 32
9 11,469 Sept. 28, 2013 Eastern Illinois 42, Eastern Kentucky 7
10 11,321 Oct. 31, 1998 Eastern Illinois 21, Tennessee State 27

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nostalgia Surrounds O'Brien" (PDF). Eastern Illinois University. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Illinois January 21". Engineering News-Record. New York City: McGraw-Hill. 182 (1): 38. 1969.
  3. ^ "O'Brien Field". eiupanthers.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "O'Brien Field" (PDF). p. 140. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "2018 EIU Football Media Guide page 140" (PDF). Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "2003 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "2005 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "2006 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "2007 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "2008 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "2009 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "2010 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "2011 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "2012 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "2013 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "2015 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "2016 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "2017 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "2018 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "2019 NCAA Football Attendance" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "O'Brien Field Top Ten Home Attendance" (PDF). p. 132. Retrieved 2020.

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