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Memorial Stadium
Location Southwest Parkway at Barnett Road
Wichita Falls, TX
Coordinates 33°51′15″N 98°34′57″W / 33.85417°N 98.5825°W / 33.85417; -98.5825Coordinates: 33°51′15″N 98°34′57″W / 33.85417°N 98.5825°W / 33.85417; -98.5825
Opened 1970
Owner Wichita Falls Independent School District
Operator Wichita Falls Independent School District
Capacity 14,500
Midwestern State University (NCAA) 1988-Present
Oil Bowl Classic
John Hirschi High School Huskies (UIL)
S.H. Rider High School Raiders (UIL)
Wichita Falls High School Coyotes (UIL)

Memorial Stadium is an American football and soccer stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas located on Southwest Parkway at Barnett Road. It is owned and operated by the Wichita Falls Independent School District.

Built in 1970, the stadium can comfortably seat 14,500 fans with room for 2,500 more and is one of the largest high school football stadiums in the state of Texas. Some of the stadium's attractions include parking for up to 3,600 cars, a luxurious two-story press box for visiting coaches, dignitaries, and the media, as well as an artificial playing turf and state of the art scoreboard. Every summer, Memorial Stadium is host to the Oil Bowl Classic, an annual high school all-star football game that pits the best football players from Texas against those from Oklahoma. On April 10, 1979, Memorial Stadium was severely damaged when a F4 tornado tore through the southwest portion of Wichita Falls.

Memorial Stadium is home to the John Hirschi High School Huskies, S.H. Rider High School Raiders, and Wichita Falls High School Coyotes. Also, it has served as home to the Midwestern State University football program since 1988.



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