Zable Stadium, Dedicated 1990

Zable Stadium is the main football and track and field venue at William & Mary. Before its dedication as Zable Stadium in 1990, it was known as Cary Field, Cary Field Stadium, or, unofficially, William & Mary Stadium. It is located between the Cohen Career Center and the Alumni House, alongside the Jimmye Laycock Football Center.

Cary Field, now the location of Zable Stadium, was named in honor of T. Archibald Cary of Richmond, Virginia, and his father, John B. Cary, both members of the Board of Visitors. Cary Field was constructed from 1907 to 1909, and the stadium was built in 1935. The Board of Visitors approved the present name at their November 2, 1990, meeting. In 1996, the north gate facing Richmond Road was named the John Harvard Randolph '64 Alumni Gate.

The stadium is named after Walter J. Zable, class of 1937, president and chief executive officer of the Cubic Corporation, and his wife, Betty C. Zable, class of 1940. Walter Zable was a track and football star during his time at William & Mary.

Images

Front of Zable Stadium, 1996

Front of Zable Stadium, 1996

An image of the front of the current Zable Stadium in 1996. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Cary Field aerial, circa 1933

Cary Field aerial, circa 1933

An aerial image of Cary Field circa 1933. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Servicemen in Cary Stadium, circa 1944

Servicemen in Cary Stadium, circa 1944

Cary Stadium filled with servicemen in uniform circa 1944. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Cheerleaders in Zable Stadium, circa 1970

Cheerleaders in Zable Stadium, circa 1970

William & Mary cheerleaders at a football game in Zable Stadium, circa 1970. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Zable Stadium Dedication, 1990

Zable Stadium Dedication, 1990

A photograph of the dedication of Zable Stadium during Homecoming 1990. Third from the left is Walter J. Zable, William & Mary undergraduate from 1933 to 1937 and honorary degree recipient in 1978. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Commencement, 1993

Commencement, 1993

The Commencement Ceremony of 1993 taking place in Zable Stadium. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Zable Stadium, 1993

Zable Stadium, 1993

An aerial photograph of Zable Stadium in 1993, likely filled for a high school graduation. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Cary Field, circa 1996

Cary Field, circa 1996

An empty Cary Field and stadium circa 1996. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Walter J. Zable, circa 1980-1990

Walter J. Zable, circa 1980-1990

A black and white photogarph of Walter J. Zable, class of 1937, sitting at a desk, circa 1980-1990. Zable was a football, baseball, and track star during his time at William & Mary. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Zable Stadium, Dedicated 1990,” TribeTrek, accessed July 24, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/36.
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