In the fall of 1991, Marshall University Stadium hosted its first game. The $30 million project originally seated 28,000 spectators. In 1995, 2,280 seats were added. After its completion, it was the third-largest stadium in Division 1-AA football. It would later be selected to host the division’s national championship playoffs and final game.
Marshall won the school’s first football championship in 1992, defeating Youngstown State, 31-28, for the I-AA crown. The championship game was played at Marshall Stadium. Coach Jim Donnan grasps the 1992 I-AA Championship trophy.