College Stadium Review: Reser Stadium

The Oregon State Beavers play their college football in the PAC 12 Conference which is one of the “Power Five” conferences. This means when you got to a Beavers game at Reser Stadium, you are watching the best of college football.

Reser Stadium holds 45,000 Beaver fans on fall Saturdays as they take on some of the powerhouse programs in college football. Schools like USC, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State make regular visits to Reser Stadium, so you will be seeing entertaining football when you visit there.

Oregon State has had some successful teams in recent seasons in the PAC 12. They have been to 11 bowl games since 1999 including the Fiesta Bowl in 2001 when the Beavers crushed Notre Dame 41-9. In 2013 they won the Hawaii Bowl 38-23 over Boise State.

Graphic via collegegridirons

Oregon State has seen Terry Baker win the Heisman Trophy in 1962 and many All-Americans come through the program such as Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, James Rodgers and Brandin Cooks. All of these players played at Reser Stadium.

Reser Stadium opened in 1953 and has seen several renovations. The original capacity was 28,000 with the most recent phase of expansion in 1991, is now over 45,000. Plans are now underway to expand again to over 55,000 fans.

The 2015 Beavers schedule will have Weber State, San Jose State, Stanford, Colorado, UCLA and Washington.  Get your tickets now so you do not miss out! The Stanford, UCLA and Washington games will sell out quickly!

While you are watching the game at Reser Stadium, you will enjoy your favorite concession items such as chicken burritos, habeneros nachos, barbecue sandwiches, burgers and more. The OSU students sit close to the field at Reser Stadium giving the Beavers a great home field advantage. Upsets of some of college football’s biggest teams such as USC, UCLA and Oregon happen quite often at Reser Stadium.

For your pre-game and post-game fun, try visiting Sunnyside Up for breakfast and Big River Restaurant and Bar for dinner. There is also ample room outside the stadium where the Beaver fans set up tents and tailgate.

The Beaver fans are hard core college football fans. They are not at the games to hang out or entertain, they are there to cheer on the Beavers. If that is your kind of crowd, then get your tickets to get to a Beavers game this season. Don’t forget your seat cushions or stadium seats because Reser Stadium is old school with aluminum benches.

The Beavers will be led by a new head coach in Gary Anderson this season. He takes over for Mike Riley who was hired to take over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2015. When your coach gets hied by a program like Nebraska, you are doing things right.

Oregon State football is always full of excitement. If you want to take the family to a great event this fall, you will want to go to Reser Stadium for a great PAC 12 football game. Do not miss out on the action! Get your tickets today!

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