The Yale Bowl: A Storied Century
The Yale Bowl has hosted a panoply of concerts from the Glenn Miller Band to the Grateful Dead, international soccer matches, tennis matches, lacrosse games, theater productions, the 1995 Special Olympics, NFL teams such as the Giants and the Jets—and, oh yes, our beloved Bulldogs. Since calling the Bowl home, the Bulldogs have enjoyed eight undefeated seasons, two Heisman trophy winners—Larry Kelley ‘36 and Clint Frank ‘37—fourteen Ivy League Championships, and one National Championship. At its peak, the average attendance at games was upwards of 40,000, but the Bowl has held crowds larger than 70,000 on twenty occasions, even reaching 80,000 for the Yale-Army game in 1923.
Today, things are different.
The common theme among the hundreds of walks I’ve taken since school began some five months ago has been purpose--moving with purpose, walking with intent.