About Folsom Field
Located on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Folsom Field holds the distinction of being the third-highest football field in college football thanks to the state’s high elevation, with the only other higher venues in nearby Colorado Springs and next-door in Wyoming. Regardless of its elevation, Folsom Field has been providing a home to some of the best NCAA football for nearly an entire century and shows no signs of slowing down or stopping any time soon.
The History of Folsom Field
Originally opening its doors in 1924 under the name of Colorado Stadium, this outdoor football venue, shaped in a classic horseshoe, accommodated 26,000 fans at first. It was renamed Folsom Field in 1944 after the death of Colorado coach Fred Folsom, and it’s held the name ever since; meanwhile, extensive renovations and expansions have seen this once relatively small collegiate football field grow to a size where it can now seat more than 50,000 fans.
What’s So Special About Folsom Field Events?
Visiting Folsom Field is all about enjoying the rich history of the University of Colorado, the Colorado Buffaloes, and the city of Boulder specifically. The venue is a part of American history in more ways than one – in fact, the end zone of Folsom Field was immortalized in the opening and closing credits of Mork and Mindy, the show that made Robin Williams a household name. If that’s not enough of a reason to attend a game there, what is?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Folsom Field located?
Folsom Field is located on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
What kind of events does Folsom Field host?
Football is the main Folsom Field sporting event. The venue is also a favorite of touring musicians as well; bands such as The Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, The Dave Matthews Band, and more throughout the decades. It’s also the official finish line for the annual 10k “Boulder Boulder” run, one of the most popular non-marathon runs in the United States.
Which team is playing at Folsom Field?
Folsom Field has been the home of the Colorado Buffaloes, the University of Colorado’s PAC-12 NCAA football team since it opened in 1924.
Where can I park for free at Folsom Field?
The parking lots on campus are reserved for donors to the Buff Club and are controlled by the Athletic Department. Public parking areas are also available for Folsom Field event attendees on campus for $20.
What is the seating capacity of Folsom Field?
Folsom Field sporting events can host up to 54,972 cheering fans.
Who owns Folsom Field?
Folsom Field is owned by the University of Colorado.
How do I get to Folsom Field using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Folsom Field events by public transport can hop on RTD’s BuffRide, which serves 12 Park-n-Ride locations. Alternatively, you can utilize the Boulder Buff Shuttle that departs only from the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride.