Located on a hillside above the city of Ogden, and with the waters of the Great Salt Lake shimmering in the distance, there are few stadiums anywhere which can match the natural surroundings as well as Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium located on the campus of Weber State University. With recent improvements and upgrades, Stewart Stadium is now one of the finest stadiums in all of Division I.
Stewart Stadium is the home for the Weber State men's and women's track and field teams as well as the Wildcat football team.
The outdoor 400-meter track is a brand new state-of-the-art rubber surface, which was installed in 2011. Originally named the William H. Child Track, the name was changed by Child to honor longtime WSU track coach Charles “Chick” Hislop, who retired following in 2006 after 38 years as head coach at Weber State
The state-of-the-art track surface, and a new artificial turf football field, were installed at Stewart Stadium thanks to a generous donation from Robert and Annette Marquardt. A new efficient lighting system was also installed producing better lighting during nighttime events.
Stewart Stadium seats 17,500 fans and is also the home of the Weber State Athletic Department offices, as well as the coaching offices for football and track and field. The facility also features a study area specifically for all WSU student-athletes. Full football locker rooms and new training rooms also add to the amenities of the stadium.
In 2005, the Tom and Nancy Davidson Track Locker Room was opened adjacent to the stadium, providing a locker room and training facility specifically for the Weber State men’s and women’s track and field teams. The Chick Hislop Track at Stewart Stadium has hosted eight Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships as well as yearly WSU track and field meets.
Stewart Stadium has been the home of Weber State football and track and field long since the 1950’s when the new campus of then Weber Junior College was built. The stadium was one of the first structures built on the new campus and the early events had minimal seating, located only on the hill on the east side of the field. That area was later made into permanent bleachers and went through subsequent expansions. In 1966, the west stands were added and the area became a stadium, not just a playing field.
In addition to Wildcat athletic events, Stewart Stadium has hosted numerous community events including concerts and religious performances. In 1998, the band Metallica performed at the Stadium. In the summer of 2010, the stadium was filled to capacity for a community religious performance. The stadium has been home to motor cross events, lacrosse games and has hosted the Utah State High School football championships.
Views of the Wasatch Mountains to the East and the city of Ogden and the Great Salt Lake to the West make Stewart Stadium one of the best settings in all of college athletics