Louis Crews Stadium

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Louis Crews Stadium
"Bulldog Stadium"
Louis Crews Stadium panorama Dec10.jpg
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Coordinates 34°47′1.22″N 86°34′42.4″W / 34.7836722°N 86.578444°W / 34.7836722; -86.578444Coordinates: 34°47′1.22″N 86°34′42.4″W / 34.7836722°N 86.578444°W / 34.7836722; -86.578444
Owner Alabama A&M University
Operator Alabama A&M University
Capacity 21,000
Surface Astro Turf
Tenants
Alabama A&M Bulldogs (NCAA) (1996–Present)
Construction
Broke ground 1996
Opened 1996
Construction cost $10 Million USD

Louis Crews Stadium is a 21,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Huntsville, Alabama. It opened in 1996 and is home to the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs football team. It was named in honor of former Head Football Coach Louis Crews who served from 1960 to 1975.

Built in 1996 at a price of $10 Million, Louis Crews Stadium has a current capacity of 21,000, and is the sixth largest stadium in Alabama.[1] The home-side grand stands has a capacity of 14,000 and the visitors side holds 7,000.

The stadium features a two-level pressbox, and nineteen skyboxes that can seat 16 to 50 people. The pressbox has available multi-tiered for up to 30 sportswriters.

Artificial turf should be in place by October 1st 2012.[2]

Notable games[edit]

  • First game played in Louis Crews was a 20-17 loss to Clark Atlanta University. This marked the first game played on campus since 1971.
  • The first win in the stadium was played in 1996 with points totaling 36-22 over Miles College.
  • In 1998, 21,287 fans packed into the stadium to watch the bulldogs defeat SWAC foe Southern University 33-27.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaguars have full schedule while staying in Huntsville". Baton Rouge Advocate. October 11, 1998. Retrieved February 24, 2010. "Alabama A&M plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference's newest and arguably finest facility, 21000-seat Louis Crews Stadium." 
  2. ^ Schrimsher, Kelly (July 18, 2012). "Groundbreaking Partnership Moves High School Football to A&M's Louis Crews Stadium". Press Release by City of Huntsville AL. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Two quick scores set tone for Bulldogs' win". Baton Rouge Advocate. October 11, 1998. Retrieved February 24, 2010. "The Bulldogs had some offensive bite to go with their bark Saturday afternoon in a 33-27 victory over Southern before a record homecoming crowd of 21,287 at Louis Crews Stadium."