The Yale Bowl is a football stadium in New Haven, Connecticut on the border of West Haven, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of the main campus of Yale University. The home of the Yale Bulldogs football team, it was built in 1913-14 with 70,896 seats; renovations have since reduced its capacity to 61,446.
The Yale Bowl is currently the largest university-owned stadium by capacity in the second tier of college football, NCAA Division I FCS. (Tennessee State University rents the larger off-campus Nissan Stadium used by the NFL's Tennessee Titans).
The Yale Bowl inspired the design and naming of the Rose Bowl, from which is derived the name of college football's post-season games ("bowl games") and the NFL's "Super Bowl". In 1973 and 1974, it hosted the New York Giants of the National Football League while Yankee Stadium was being renovated and Giants Stadium was under construction.(Wikipedia)