Local photographer Scott Gibson captured the construction of the stadium in 1924, along with football games and other events held there. Gibson’s relatives donated part of his collection in the 1960s and Mountaineer Field photos this year to the WVULibraries’ West Virginia and Regional History Center. Share your memories of the old field at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountaineer Field under construction around 1924.
Left, excavators dig out the bowl that will be Mountaineer Field. Right, the field stands empty between 1920 and 1930.
Scott Gibson captured an event in 1926 on what was possibly West Virginia Day, June 20.
Bill Fahey, the Mountaineer mascot in 1933. The University's first official Mountaineer mascot, Lawson Hill, would serve in 1934.
The Star City chapter of the United Mine Workers of America holds an event with John Llewellyn Lewis in attendance. Lewis was president of the UMWA for 40 years from 1920-1960.
And of course, football took place on the field. Here, WVU attempts a field goal in 1933.