Rentschler Field – Home of the UConn Huskies

This was originally posted on August 22, 2008 .  It is football week on the blog. 

We are on the verge of yet another exciting college football season.  Last year the UConn Huskies went to their second bowl game of their short lived Football Bowl Subdivision (Division 1A) life.  This was after the squad actually tied West Virginia for the Big East Conference title and also was ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in school history.  While they lost the bowl game to Wake Forest it surely was a season to remember for coach Randy Edsall and all the Huskies. 

In 2003 UConn moved into their brand new digs in East Hartford CT at Rentschler Field after playing for many years on campus at the old Memorial Stadium.   The Rent as it has become known sits 40,000 screaming UConn fans and when they’re into it the place can get pretty loud.  This is an exterior shot of the stadium on the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft grounds at the old test flight runway.  

These are interior shots of The Rent prior to a game before the fans were even allowed into the facility.  These were taken on September 10, 2005 before they went on to beat Liberty University.  The exterior shot is from August 2008.

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