CWU News

Football's Home Opener to be Played at Yakima's Zaepfel Stadium

For the first time in 21 seasons, the Central Washington University football team will play a home game in Yakima, Wash. when they host Humboldt State University on Sept. 15 inside Zaepfel Stadium at 4 p.m. sponsored by Orthopedics Northwest of Yakima.

"We are excited to be playing a game in front of the Yakima community where we proudly have over 7,500 alumni."  CWU Director of Athletics Dennis Francois said.  "This is a great opportunity to play close to home and in an area that consistently supports our programs."

The week three matchup with the Lumberjacks from Arcata, Calif. is being played away from Ellensburg due to the ongoing renovations to Tomlinson Stadium as part of the Wildcat Commons Project.  The Wildcats first game at Tomlinson Stadium will be Sept. 29 against West Texas A&M.

The last time the Wildcats competed in Yakima they faced Simon Fraser on Sept. 13, 1997 and defeated the Clan 50-14 in a game where Hall of Famer Dan Murphy ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Casey Jacox threw for 247 yards and three scores.

In total, the Wildcats have played 16 games in Yakima the first coming in 1901 against Yakima High School.

Tickets for the game will be $15 for adults and $5 for minors and students.  Click HERE to purchase single game tickets for the Wildcats Sept. 15 contest.  Season tickets for both the reserved and GENERAL ADMISSION sections are also on sale now.  To purchase reserved season tickets, please call 509-963-1429