Thunderbird Stadium at UBC

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Thunderbird Stadium at UBC   This is a unique architectural element on campus.The vertical soaring columns have details influenced by Native Indian motifs.Its roof is suspended on 1 1/2 inch cables from a dozen 80 foot stressed-concrete posts, each topped by a cast of the Thunderbird.It can accommodate 3000 seats undercover.Its front wall is built of Squamish Stone, one kind of stone which dyed into brown by its own iron oxide. This facility includes playing field, stadium, bleachers and supporting facilities.Old East Mall Stadium was demolished in order to construct this stadium. It was financed by Board Of Governors as replacement for the original stadium which was built in 1937 by the contributions of Alma Mater Society.A scoreboard and track timing device were a $5000 gift from the 1967 graduating class.