WINONA, MN – Football fans across the country are starting to realize what players and fans in the NSIC already know. Winona State is home to one of the best places to play in the nation.
Maxwell Field at Verizon Wireless Stadium was named the fifth-best college football stadium in Division II by the college football blog glitternight.com.
“Maxwell Field is a place where we try to keep the fans as close to the competition as we can,” WSU head coach Tom Sawyer
said. “Sometimes it feels like we are playing a football game on a basketball court. We have an outstanding fan base that supports us and makes Maxwell Field a great place to play college football.”
Warrior football teams have made playing in Winona a nightmare for opponents. WSU posted a 25 game winning streak at home from Nov. 14, 1998 to Oct. 30, 2004. The team also won 35 consecutive conference games from Sept. 16, 2000 to Sept. 26, 2009.
“Night games at Maxwell Field in the bracing Minnesota air epitomize college football,” glitternight.com wrote in about the stadium in their rankings.
Winona State will start their 2011 season with a home game, hosting Michigan Tech on Sept. 3 at 4:30 pm.