Friends of Spartan Stadium


To preserve the structure of the historical Spartan Municipal Stadium, formerly known as the Universal Stadium.

About Spartan Stadium

Spartan Municipal Stadium, formerly known as Universal Stadium, is a stadium in Portsmouth, Ohio. It hosted the National Football League's Portsmouth Spartans from 1930 to 1933, as well as local high school teams. The stadium held 8,200 people at its peak and was built in 1928. In 1970, it was renamed Spartan Municipal Stadium. On October 5, 2003, the stadium was designated as a state historical site. The stadium is owned by the City of Portsmouth. After a fire in the 1990s, the city replaced walls and the press box. The lighting was upgraded using funds from a USDA grant. Several years ago, the city began limiting stadium use to only regular football games to help preserve the sod. In the past, both Portsmouth and Notre Dame High School football teams have played at the facility.


This fund will provide maintenance to Spartan Stadium located in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Contact Info for Friends of Spartan Stadium:

Stadium's Address: Labold Field, 1804 James St., Portsmouth Ohio 45662


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