Ted Wright Stadium

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ted Wright Stadium
T.A. Wright Stadium
Ted Wright Stadium 2013.jpg
Full name Theodore A. Wright Stadium
Location Savannah State University
Savannah, GA
Owner Savannah State University
Operator Savannah State University
Capacity 7,500[1]
Surface Grass[1]
Opened 1967[1]
Tenants
Savannah State Tigers
(NCAA Sports)

Ted Wright Stadium is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Savannah, Georgia.[1] The facility is located on the campus of Savannah State University and is named in honor of Theodore Wright who served as the Tiger's head football coach from 1947-1949.

The stadium is primarily used for American football and track and field. It is home to the Savannah State Tigers football and track and field teams, but occasionally hosts games and events by high schools in Chatham County.

The facility opened in 1967.[1]

Major renovations[edit]

Through an agreement between the Georgia Board of Regents and Chatham County, Georgia, track and field improvements were made at the stadium between 1993 and 1995. A newly constructed 400-meter track and competitive field areas were a part of the "Olympic Legacy" package, a county program designed to provide recreational projects for county resident's use, and cost the Chatham County residents $1,062,980 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Savannah State". DIAAFOOTBALL.COM. Bisonville.com. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Track & Field - Wright Stadium". Chatham County. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°01′39″N 81°04′07″W / 32.027593°N 81.068673°W / 32.027593; -81.068673