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Spratt Memorial Stadium

Griffon Football and Soccer call Spratt Memorial Stadium home.  The stadium opened its doors in September of 1979 with a 44-0 Griffon victory over Dana College.

Griffon soccer played their first contest in Spratt in September of 2006 after conducting the first season in program history at Riverside Soccer Complex.

In November of 2014, the announcment of planned renovations to the stadium was made. An estimated $7.8 million in improvements are planned to be complete by the fall of 2015.

The stadium is named in memory of avid Griffon supporter Eliiot "Bub" Spratt and was constructed at a total cost of $850,000.  Lights were added to the facility in 1985 as the Griffons defeated Missouri-Rolla 24-15 on September 4, 1985.

The stadium complex has gone through major renovations with the installation of a ProGrass synthetic field turf in 2006 and increased seating capacity to 7,200 following the renovation of the visitors' side seating in September of 2009 and can also accommodate spacious hillside seating.  In addition to Griffon Football and Soccer, the Spratt Stadium Complex is the home of the Kansas City Chiefs Summer Training Camp, the St. Joseph High School Football Jamboree and formerly was the host of the Missouri State High School Eight Man Football Championship.

Prior to occupying Spratt Stadium, MWSU played its home football games at Noyes Field, a city-owned facility in midtown St. Joseph.

 

Directions To Spratt Memorial Stadium

FROM KANSAS CITY / SOUTH:

  • Option 1: I-29 N toward St. Joseph. Take exit 46B to merge onto US-36 W toward St. Joseph. Then, exit onto US-169 N. Turn right onto Mitchell Avenue. Then, turn left at SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.
  • Option 2: I-29 N towards St. Joseph. Take Hwy 36 E toward Cameron. Exit on Riverside Dr. and turn left. Turn left onto Mitchell Avenue. Turn right onto SW University Dr. and right onto Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

FROM THE NORTH:
Travelers from north of St. Joseph should be aware that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) has closed a portion of Interstate 29 at the 110 mile marker and has posted detours around that closed portion of the highway due to flooding. Travelers are advised to check with MODOT for detour information at www.modot.org/flooding/.

  • Option 1: I-29 South- take exit 47 and then turn right at MO-6 W/Frederick Avenue. Turn left at N Woodbine Road and then another left onto Faraon Street. Next, take the 1st right onto NE University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.
  • Option 2: I-35 South- take exit 54 for UW-36/I-35 S toward Hamilton/Cameron. Turn right at US-36 W/Interstate 35 Business Loop S and continue for approximately 30 miles. Then, take the Missouri Ac/Riverside Rd exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Missouri Western State University. Merge onto S Riverside Road. Next, turn left at Mitchell Avenue and then right on SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

FROM THE EAST:
Take I-35 South towards Hamilton/Cameron. Turn right at US-36 W/Interstate 35 Business Loop S and continue for approximately 30 miles. Then, take the Missouri Ac/Riverside Rd exit. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Missouri Western State University. Merge onto S Riverside Road. Next, turn left at Mitchell Avenue and then right on SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

FROM THE WEST:
Head east on US-36 E, then take the US-169 exit. Turn left at US-169 N, then turn right onto Mitchell Avenue. Turn left at SW University Drive. Finally, turn right at Downs Drive which leads to the Spratt Memorial Stadium Complex.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO CAMPUS:
From Interstate 29 take the Frederick Boulevard/Clarksdale exit. At the top of the ramp turn west onto Frederick Boulevard. Go .3 miles to the first four way stop light which is Woodbine Road. Turn left on Woodbine and go one mile to the next four way stop light which Faraon Street. Turn left on Faraon, go approximately one mile, you will see campus on your right hand side and you will enter campus via James McCarthy Drive.