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
Coordinates:   
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

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