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University of Colorado's Folsom Field

Folsom Field is the University of Colorado's football stadium — dare we say, one of the most scenic in the country — and the home of the CU Buffaloes! We extend a warm welcome to fans of visiting teams, travelers and families alike for some great football and fun in Boulder. Below you'll find more information about going to a football game, attend a concert or check out an annual event.

The Basics



Named After

The legendary University of Colorado Coach Frederick Folsom, who led the team between 1895 and 1915

Year Opened

1924 — one of the earliest stadiums in college football


Natural grass

Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

The sun sets behind the Flatirons during a football game

Football Games

Situated on a hill, the U-shaped stadium's elevation provides panoramas of the foothills and Flatirons from its upper stands. Check out the football schedule for home games, gear up in black and gold, and experience the thrill of cheering on the Buffaloes beside their biggest fans. 

Know Before You Go

Check CU's website for the fan code of conduct, clear-bag policy, parking information and important updates.

Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado

The band forms a giant CU on the field

The skyboxes at Folsom Field


Big names in music have been taking to the stage at Folsom Field for decades. The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones the Eagles and many other bands and artists have drawn crowds to stadium over the years. The University of Colorado took a 15-year hiatus from hosting concerts at Folsom Field starting in 2001, but in 2016, an epic Dead & Co. show marked the triumphant return of concerts to Folsom Field. Now each summer, fans come from far and wide for Folsom Field-hosted concerts.

Photo by Rob Siegel

Dead & Co at Folsom Field

Fourth of July & Other Events

Throughout the year, several big events happen at Folsom Field, like CU's spring commencement ceremony, Fourth of July fireworks or drone shows, and the BolderBoulder 10K footrace makes a dramatic finish in the stadium! 

Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado

Fireworks at Folsom Field

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