“Under the tiers are showers, dressing rooms and similar conveniences for the players. Atop the south tier is a modern press stand enclosed in glass and equipped with telephones, telegraph lines and typewriters.”
The Dayton Daily News sports page covered “Stadium Day” with as much passion as the front page did.
Coach Harry Baujan’s “red jerseyed youngsters” “gloried in a 45 to 0 victory” in the stadium which was built for $140,000.
“The same spirit that brought victory to the Red and Blue teams in past years called again Saturday but in a special way,” wrote Tom Hook, a sports writer for the newspaper.
“The call came from the huge concrete stands and echoed across the green gridiron which was on this day opened for the first time to a football game.”
In 1961, the stadium was named for Baujan. Today the stadium is called Baujan Recreational Sports Field and is the home to the Flyer soccer teams.