Beaver Stadium Archives 001
Penn State's first permanent home for football was Beaver Field, which stood between present-day Osmond and Frear laboratories in central campus. Before that, games were played on Old Main lawn. The first game at the 500-seat field was played on Nov. 6, 1893, against Western University of Pittsburgh (now University of Pittsburgh). The 32-0 Penn State victory was delayed two days because of bad weather and played on a Monday afternoon. This photo of the field dates from about 1900.