Seibert Stadium

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Seibert Stadium
Samford University Seibert Stadium.jpg
Location 800 Lakeshore Drive
Homewood, Alabama 35229
Owner Samford University
Operator Samford University
Capacity 6,700 (1989-present)
6,500 (1958-1988)
Surface LSR Blade
Construction
Broke ground 1957
Opened September 26, 1958
Tenants
Samford Bulldogs (NCAA)
(1958-present)

Seibert Stadium is a 6,700-seat multi-purpose stadium in Homewood, Alabama. It is home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team. The facility opened in 1958 and is named for F. Page Seibert, who in 1961, donated money for the completion of the stadium. The largest crowd in stadium history was in 1994 when over 11,000 showed up to see Steve McNair and Alcorn State.

The four-level Bashinsky Press Tower was completed before the 1989 season. This Georgian-Colonial structure contains complete facilities for print and elec­tronic media on the third level, reserved seating for 51 guests on the second level, and a con­cession stand and restroom ­facilities on the ground floor. A partially covered film deck is located atop the ­facility, and an ­elevator serves all ­levels.

At the same time, more than 200 theatre-type reserved seats were added in front of the press tower, bringing the ­seating capacity to 6,700. Aluminum seating replaced the ­original wooden seats. A scoreboard ­featuring an electronic matrix ­message board was added before the 1994 ­season.[1]

In fall 2005, the original grass surface was replaced with an LSR Blade Synthetic Surface. That surface was updated and replaced in the summer of 2014.

In 2009, Samford added the Cooney Family Field House in the south end zone of the stadium. The field house holds a locker room, weight room, training room, equipment room, coaches offices and meeting rooms for the team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seibert Stadium". Samford University Athletics. June 28, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°27′48″N 86°47′43″W / 33.463236°N 86.795254°W / 33.463236; -86.795254