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Here's a look at the seven stadiums the Oregon State Football Team will be playing in this season.

Cowboys Stadium

Location
-Arlington, Texas

Capacity-80,000

The Skinny-Cowboys Stadium is a domed stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington. It serves as the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. It replaced the partially-covered Texas Stadium, and served as the Cowboys' home through the 2008 season. It was completed on May 27 of last year. The stadium seats 80,000, making it the 3rd largest stadium in the NFL.

The stadium is the largest domed stadium in the world, and has the largest high definition video screen which hangs from 20 yard line to 20 yard line. The facility can also be used for a variety of other activities outside of its main purpose (professional football) such as concerts, basketball games, college football and high school football contests, soccer matches, motorcross races and rodeos similar to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The stadium was designed by the Dallas-based architectural firm HKS. Besides the Dallas Cowboys, the new stadium will be used by college football teams and other organizations for other sporting and non-sporting events. On March 10, 2008, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, joined by officials and coaches from Texas A&M University and the University of Arkansas, announced that the two schools would renew their rivalry with annual games at the stadium, beginning October 3, 2009. In addition, the Cotton Bowl Classic was moved to Cowboys Stadium beginning in 2010.

Reser Stadium

Location
-Corvallis, Oregon

Capacity-45,675

The Skinny-Prior to the 2005 season, the official capacity of Reser stood at 35,362. In 2005 the Raising Reser campaign saw the capacity increased to 43,300 with the addition of a new east grandstand and plans to further boost seating to 55,000 through three phases of renovation.

Phase Two of the Raising Reser project, which began in December 2006 and was completed prior to the 2007 football season, focused on expanding seating in the south end zone by wrapping the recently renovated east grandstand around to the west grandstand. This addition raised the total seating capacity to 45,674 and also included the installation of an 80 ft. x 30 ft. ProStar Digital Video Plus Display.

During the planned phase three, the upper level will extend through the west grandstand.

Bronco Stadium

Location
-Boise, Idaho

Capacity-33,610

The Skinny-Bronco Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Boise, Idaho, on the campus of Boise State University. It is the home field of the Boise State Broncos of the Western Athletic Conference. Since 1997, the Humanitarian Bowl has been held at the stadium, the longest-running outdoor bowl game in a cold-weather venue.

The stadium also serves as a track & field stadium; it has hosted the NCAA track & field championships twice, in 1994 and 1999. The stadium is also used extensively for local high school football.

Bronco Stadium is widely known for its unusual blue playing surface, installed in 1986 as the first non-green playing surface in football history and remains the only one among NCAA Division I schools.

Arizona Stadium

Location
-Tucson, Arizona

Capacity-57,805

The Skinny-Arizona Stadium is an outdoor stadium on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. It is the home field of the Arizona Wildcats of the Pacific Ten Conference.

Located in central Tucson, the stadium has been home to Arizona football since 1928. Initially, Arizona Stadium's  capacity was just 7,000, with seating located on the stadium's west side. Arizona's first game at the facility was October 12, 1929 when the Wildcats blanked Caltech 35-0. Capacity was raised to 10,000 9 years later when seats were constructed on the east side of the stadium. More seating was added to both end zones in 1947. This added about 4,000 more seats.

In 1950, a horseshoe configuration was constructed around the south end zone resulting in the addition of 8,700 seats. 10,000 more seats were added to the west grandstand in 1965. The east side of the stadium received a second tier, consisting of 17,000 seats, in 1976, as the Wildcats prepared to leave the Western athletic Conference for the Pac-8 in 1978.

Rest of the stadiums after the break

Husky Stadium

Location
-Seattle, Washington

Capacity-72,500

The Skinny-Husky Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. It is the home of the Washington Huskies of the Pacific-10 Conference, hosting its football and track and field competitions. The university holds its annual commencements at the stadium. It is located at the southeastern corner of campus, between Montlake Boulevard N.E. and Union Bay, just north of the Montlake Cut. Husky Stadium opened in 1920 (it was overhauled and rebuilt in 1987), and its U-shaped design was specifically oriented (18.167° south of due east) to minimize glare from the early afternoon sun in the athletes' eyes. The open end overlooks scenic Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. Its total capacity of 72,500 makes it the largest stadium in the Pacific Northwest.

The first game at Husky Stadium was the final game of the 1920 season, a 28-7 loss to Dartmouth on November 27th. Husky Stadium replaced Denny Field, which was located on the north end of upper campus.

Husky Stadium has gone through four remodels (two major, two minor) to expand the capacity. Just three years after its construction, the stadium was the site of Warren Harding's final address before his unexpected death. In 1936, about 10,000 seats were added around the rim. In 1950, an upper deck of 15,000 covered seats was added to the south side.

Rose Bowl

Location
-Pasadena, California

Capacity-91,135

The Skinny-The Rose Bowl is an American Football stadium in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles. The stadium is the site of the bowl game, the Rose Bowl, held on New Year's Day. In 1982, it became the home field of the UCLA Bruins football team of the Pac-10 Conference. It hosted multiple events during the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and was the venue for the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final and the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.

The natural grass playing field runs in a north–south configuration and sits at an elevation of 825 feet. The Rose Bowl is a National Historic Landmark. Its design was based upon the Yale Bowl in Connecticut.

The game now known as the Rose Bowl was played at Tournament Park until 1922. Organizers of the annual Rose Parade realized that the temporary stands were inadequate for a crowd of more than 40,000, and sought to build a better stadium.

Stanford Stadium

Location
-Stanford, California

Capacity-50,000

The Skinny-Stanford Stadium is an outdoor athletics stadium on the Stanford University campus, the home of Stanford Cardinal college football team. It originally opened in 1921 as a football and track stadium. Its original seating capacity was 60,000, which grew to 85,500 by 1927. Following the 2005 season, the stadium was completely rebuilt as a dual-deck concrete structure, without a track.

Built partly in competition with the UC Berkeley to see who could build a football stadium first, Stanford Stadium was built in four months and opened its gates on November 19, 1921. The first game was against California, who defeated Stanford by a score of 42-7. Seating capacity was originally 60,000, with a 66-row, U-Shaped structure second only to the Yale Bowl at the time. In 1925, about 10,200 seats were added to the stadium, nearly enclosing the horseshoe while still keeping the overall height of the facility intact. Finally, in 1927, 14 more rows of seating were added.

Renovations in the mid 1920s increased the stadium to its maximum capacity of 85,500. And in 1960, a press box was added.