We all know and love the “new” Mountaineer Field at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Of course it’s official name is Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, the “Milan Puskar Stadium” added after a $20 million donation to the school.

But who remembers when it was still called “New Mountaineer Field”?

We dug up these photos from the 1980 and 1981 Monticola Yearbooks to take a look at what it looked like when the stadium was still under construction.

Here’s what the 1980 Monticola said about the new stadium’s construction:

WVU Monticola

WVU Monticola

Yes, this stadium displaced the golf team:


Here’s the upper tier under construction


It is of course very close to the medical center:


Construction continued through the winter:


Then able to hold 50,000 people, it was a massive undertaking.


Some of the massive beams being lifted into place:


The work continued no matter what the weather


And led right up to dedication day!


It all lead up to this:


What’s your favorite memory from the new stadium?

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