Bowers Stadium

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Elliot T. Bowers Stadium
Bowers Stadium
Bowers Stadium
Location 620 Bowers Boulevard
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Coordinates 30°42′50″N 95°32′30″W / 30.71389°N 95.54167°W / 30.71389; -95.54167Coordinates: 30°42′50″N 95°32′30″W / 30.71389°N 95.54167°W / 30.71389; -95.54167
Owner Sam Houston State University
Operator Sam Houston State University
Capacity 12,593 (2014-present)[1]
12,976 (2011-2013)[2]
14,000 (1982–2010)
Record attendance 16,148
October 24, 1994
vs. Alcorn State
Surface Real Grass Pro artificial Surface (2007–present)
Construction
Broke ground 1985
Opened September 13, 1986
Tenants
SHSU Bearkats (NCAA) (1986–present)

Elliott T. Bowers Stadium is a 12,593-seat multi-purpose stadium in Huntsville, Texas, in the United States. The stadium has been home to the Sam Houston State University Bearkats football since 1986.[3] Previously, the team played their homes games at Pritchett Field, which currently plays host to the University's women soccer team.[4] The Bearkats are members in the Southland Conference. Bowers Stadium is also home to the Huntsville Hornets, the local high school team. The stadium recently added a video replay system scoreboard, an elevator leading up to the press box, and guest suites in the place of the old coach's press box section.[5][6]

Bowers stadium was named in honor of Dr. Elliott T. Bowers, a former president of Sam Houston State University. The stadium is located on campus at Sam Houston State University. The address for Bowers Stadium is 620 Bowers Blvd, Huntsville, Texas.[7]

In 2012, brand-new orange chairbacks were installed, replacing the older chairbacks previously in their place.[8] New video graphics were designed and put in place for the video scoreboard as well.

Home Record[edit]

The Bearkats are 85–41–1 since opening Bowers Stadium,[3] and ranks as one of the toughest venues in the Southland Conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bearkat Game Notes". Sam Houston State Athletics. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sam Houston State BearKats 2013 Football Media Supplement". Sam Houston State Athletics. p. 2. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Elliot T. Bowers Stadium". Sam Houston State Athletics. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joseph Pritchett Field". Sam Houston State Athletics. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bowers Stadium elevator polices announced". Sam Houston State Athletics. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Regents Approve Construction, Tuition Increase". SHSU Today@Sam. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Elliott T. Bowers Stadium and Fieldhouse". Sam Houston State University. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bowers Stadium gets a face lift". Sam Houston State Athletics. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 

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