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Richardson Memorial Stadium

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Location type: Stadium
Location address: Canada
Number of texts: 1
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George Taylor Richardson Memorial Stadium is an 8,500 seat Canadian football stadium located on the campus of the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. It was built in 1971 and is the home of the Golden Gaels football team. It is named in memory of George Taylor Richardson, a Queen’s graduate renowned for his athleticism and sportsmanship who died in World War I. It is the second stadium to bear the name. The original stadium was funded by George’s brother, James Armstrong Richardson, graduate and Chancellor of Queen’s. The stadium’s bleachers were deemed structurally unsafe in May 2013, meaning that over 6,500 seats would need to be removed and replaced, bringing the capacity temporarily down from 10,258 to 3,700. Renovations were completed in July 2013, with a new seat capacity of 8,500, including two new end zone seating sections. The new bleachers were supplied and installed by Sports Systems Canada Inc.

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