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Scouting the Pac-12 Venues: Arizona Stadium

Posted on July 2, 2021

  By Dane Miller and Stephen Vilardo, Sports activitiesPac12

Each Pac-12 soccer venue has its distinctive traits, benefits, and drawbacks, starting from capability to the best way it’s structured and its historical past and custom.

In this 12-part sequence, we have a look at what makes every facility distinctive, contemplating among the key moments and stats (supplied by within the Pac-12 Era.

In this third installment, we scout Arizona Stadium.

Built: 1928
Renovated: 2013
Capacity: 50,782
Elevation: 2,430
Overall Record: 37-24
Nonconference document: 17-2
Conference Record: 20-22

Sitting among the many Saguaros of the Sonoran Desert a mere 70 miles north of the border, Arizona Stadium is the southern-most stadium within the Pac-12.

Known for its night time video games and semi-annual upsets of ranked opponents, the Wildcats have had assorted success in its confines.

When at full capability, Arizona Stadium is likely one of the loudest venues within the nation.

Victories over No. 5 Oregon in 2013, No. 10 USC in 2012, No. 13 Arizona State in 2014, and No. 18 Oklahoma State in 2012 are among the many seven wins over Top 25 opponents in the course of the Pac-12 Era.

A 6-2 mark when taking the sector as a ranked workforce, and a 3-2 document towards Top 25 Conference opponents when ranked  are among the highlights within the desert since 2011.

But the sub-.500 mark in Pac-12 play, and 2-3 document towards Arizona State, places a damper on the success this system has had at dwelling.

Stanford is undefeated in its two video games performed in Tucson because the Conference expanded, whereas USC, Utah, Arizona State, and Washington State every have successful data on the bogus turf.

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Still, these sequence don’t detract from the blowout victories over ranked Oregon groups, the successful data towards Colorado and UCLA, and the undefeated mark over California.

Although all however 4 Pac-12 packages are .500 or higher at Arizona Stadium, the Cats have a win over a Top 25 opponent in six of the ten seasons in the course of the Era.

And the 2014 victory over the ranked Sun Devils secured Arizona’s first-ever Pac-12 South Championship.

Arizona football Pac-12As the 2020s march on, the potential is there for Jedd Fisch to recapture the magic of the stadium from the peak of the Mike Stoops Era and the 2014 season below Rich Rodriguez. It’s only a matter of rebuilding perception amongst a fan base that has grow to be accustomed to annual disappointment and intermittent flashes within the pan.

If Fisch can bottle that perception, the sellouts and raucous setting may return to the desert.

Records vs. Top 25

Record v. Top 25: 7-9
Record v. Top 25 Conference Opponents: 6-9
Record v. Top 25 Nonconference Opponents: 1-0
Record v. Top 25 when Ranked: 1-1

Records When Ranked

Record when Ranked: 6-2
Record v. Conference Opponents when Ranked: 3-2
Record v. Nonconference Opponents when Ranked: 3-0
Highest Ranking for Home Game: No. 10 (2014)

Ranked Opponents

Victory over Highest Ranked Team: No. 5 Oregon (2013)
Loss to Highest Ranked Opponent: No. 6 Stanford (2011)
Highest Ranked Opponent: No. 5 Oregon (2013)
Highest Ranked Nonconference Opponent: No. 18 Oklahoma State (2012)
Victory over Highest Ranked Nonconference Opponent: No. 18 Oklahoma State (2012)

Records of Pac-12 Teams at Arizona Stadium

Stanford: 2-0
USC: 4-1
Washington State: 2-1
Arizona State: 3-2
Utah: 3-2
Oregon State: 2-2
Washington: 2-2
Colorado: 2-3
UCLA: 2-3
Oregon: 1-2
California: 0-2

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Colorado’s Folsom Field

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