- Address: 625 Nelson Road, Stanford
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 1 October 1921
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: Stanford Cardinal (American football)
Extra stadium info – Stanford Stadium
The Stanford Stadium was renovated several times. In 1935, the stadium’s record attendance of 94,000 was set in an American football match of the Stanford Cardinal. Decades later, the stadium became a venue for some Major League Soccer matches of the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes faced Red Bull New York in their first-ever MLS game at the Stanford Stadium. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. 41,000 fans attended the match.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup
In 1994, six FIFA World Cup matches took place at the stadium. The national football team of Brazil won the first one after beating Russia 2-0. 81,000 people attended the game. They also won the second world championship game at the venue after defeating Cameroon 3-0. Colombia won the third match after winning against the Swiss Confederation, commonly known as Switzerland. The fourth match was won by Russia after beating Cameroon 6-1. The fifth game was a round of 16 match. Brazil won the game against the United States 1-0. The sixth match was a quarter-final between Romania and Sweden. Sweden won the match after a penalty shoot-out.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup
In 1999, the Stanford Stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match. 73,000 spectators showed up for the game between the women’s national football teams of the United States and Brazil. It was a semi-final, which was won by the United States of America. The United States won the tournament after beating China in the final. They defeated China after winning a penalty shoot-out. The United States won the maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup after beating Norway in 1991. 63,000 fans showed up for the final, which took place in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.