Historic Markers Across Alabama

Site of Benson Field

Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of Oak Street Northeast and Line St, NE, Decatur, Alabama
County: Morgan
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Site of Benson Field
Decatur's Football Stadium 1931 - 47

Named in honor of
W. W."Barney” Benson, Supt. Ed. 1927 - 38
H. L."Shorty” Ogle, Coach 1934 - 64
Aubrey Fuller, Asst. Coach 1929 - 58
The"T” formation was introduced to Alabama here in 1941
On this field a generation of Decatur's youth became men.

Erected 2004 by"Shorty's Boys.

End of Site of Benson Field