The basic elements of football started at Penn's Franklin Field, Harvard Stadium and the Yale Bowl three of our four oldest stadiums. Today they stand as monuments to the past, having essentially shaped college football and college athletics on the whole as we know them.
The stadium was the first built with a horseshoe shape a layout that led to other famous designs in the country,
most notably Ohio Stadium, home turf of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo courtesy Harvard Athletic Communications)