Central Oklahoma will celebrate its 52nd year of play in Wantland Stadium during the 2016 season.
The 10,000-seat facilty has undergone massive renovations over the past several years and now ranks as one of the finest football stadiums in NCAA Division II.
Artificial turf, new lighting and a state-of-the-art scoreboard were added to Wantland Stadium in 2003, while a three-level press box that includes club seating and new stands on both sides of the field were installed in 2005. The turf was replaced in the summer of 2011. The summer of 2014 brought a new digital video board to the south endzone.
Named after long-time UCO head coach C.W. Wantland, the Bronchos played their first game in the stadium on Sept. 18, 1965, shutting out College of Ozarks (Ark.) 31-0.
UCO has had nine undefeated home seasons and the Bronchos have a 163-95-5 record in Wantland Stadium, a 62.0 winning percentage.
UCO’s month-by-month record in the facility is: September, 53-27-2 (64.6 percent); October, 66-40-2 (61.1); November, 42-22-1 (64.6) and December, 2-1-0 (66.7).
UCO’s longest winning streak at Wantland Stadium is 13, set from 1969-71.
The Bronchos are 5-1 in playoff games at Wantland Stadium, topped by a 14-11 win over Mesa State on Dec. 18, 1982 in the NAIA national championship game that was televised live on USA Network.
Wantland Stadium is also the home field for all three Edmond high school teams (Memorial, North and Santa Fe) and has hosted the Oklahoma All-State Football Game numerous times.
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