Homer Bryce Stadium

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Homer Bryce Stadium
Location North University Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Owner Stephen F. Austin State University
Operator Stephen F. Austin State University
Capacity 14,575 (1989-present)
14,640 (1973-1988)
Surface Artificial Turf
Construction
Broke ground 1973
Opened September 8, 1973[1]
Tenants
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football (NCAA) (1973–present)

Homer Bryce Stadium, located in Nacogdoches, Texas, is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University's Lumberjack football and Ladyjack and Lumberjack track and field events. The stadium includes a walking and running track open to the public. Recent renovations to the area include a sports medicine and academic center addition to the field house that houses the new athletic training program and the installation of a new artificial turf surface provided by a donation from a former Lumberjack football letterman. A state of the art video board with replay screen was completed in September 2006.

Opened in 1973 as Lumberjack Stadium, the stadium seats 14,575 fans. Using the hill surrounding the playing field ups the capacity to nearly 25,000. Homer Bryce Stadium is also home to many premier high school football playoff matchups and track meets.[1]

In 1986, the stadium was renamed Homer Bryce Stadium in honor of SFA benefactor Homer Bryce.[2]

The stadium underwent renovations in 2003 with the addition of luxury suites and the Touchdown Club located in the remodeled press box. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, SFA replaced the surface at Homer Bryce Stadium. During the summer, a Hellas Matrix® Turf surface was installed.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2013 Media Guide". Stephen F. Austin State Athletics. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Archie P. (February 24, 2001). "Homer Bryce". Texas Escapes. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 31°37′32″N 94°38′40″W / 31.62556°N 94.64444°W / 31.62556; -94.64444