The Brickyard Stadium at Hobart High School in northwest Indiana is your typical nicely done high school football stadium — clean and neat. However, as I researched high school football in Hobart, Indiana, I realized that the school’s predecessor stadium, the Brickie Bowl, was a one of the throwback stadiums that I love.
The Brickie Bowl was built with $25,000, starting in 1937. The Brickie Bowl opened in 1939. According to newspaper reports, Lew Wallace High School from Gary, Indiana beat Hobart 44-0 in the first ever game at the Brickie Bowl on September 18, 1939. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram scored two touchdowns for Lew Wallace.
How cool was the Brickie Bowl? At one point, USA Today picked it as the third-best place to watch a high school football game in the country. The last game at the Brickie Bowl was October 24, 2008.
So, without further ado, below are photos from Hobart’s follow-up to the Brickie Bowl — Brickyard Stadium.
Brickyard Stadium, Hobart High School
Brickyard Stadium Panoramics