New Era for Fans
Malosky Stadium's $6.5 million renovation was completed in time for the Bulldogs' nationally televised Sept. 11, 2008 home football opener against Southwest Minnesota State. The renovated Malosky Stadium features a four-level building, concessions, UMD stores, a club room, and a press box. Seating capacity is about 4,500.
At the Sept. 11 game, the stadium was dedicated to former football coach Jim Malosky. Seconds before kick-off, Malosky was honored and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium has been UMD's home stadium since 1966 for the UMD Bulldogs football team and since 1994 for the UMD women's soccer team. Griggs Field is named after Richard L. Griggs. The James S. Malosky Stadium is named after legendary football coach Jim Malosky. Northern Minnesota's premier outdoor athletic venue, Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium has been the home of Bulldog football for the past 43 seasons and to UMD women's soccer since 1994.
James R. Malosky
The 1997 season marked the end of a golden era for Bulldog football. Due to health concerns, the legendary football coach Jim Malosky was forced to retire following a memorable 40-year coaching run at UMD. The winningest coach in NCAA Division II football history at the time, Malosky just seemed to get better with age as his clubs finished below the .500 mark on only two occasions during his final 28 seasons.