Cowboy Stadium

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Cowboy Stadium
The Hole
Cowboy Stadium, also known as "The Hole"
Location 700 E. McNeese Street Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605
Coordinates 30°10′24″N 93°12′36″W / 30.17333°N 93.21000°W / 30.17333; -93.21000Coordinates: 30°10′24″N 93°12′36″W / 30.17333°N 93.21000°W / 30.17333; -93.21000
Owner McNeese State University
Operator McNeese State University
Executive suites Noland SkyRanch 410 seats[1]
Capacity 12,226 (1965-1974)
17,000 (1975-1997)
17,410 (1998-2010)
17,610 (2011-present)[2]
Record attendance 27,500 on Nov. 20, 1976 vs University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Surface Artificial turf
Opened 1965
McNeese State University Cowboys

Cowboy Stadium is a 17,610-seat multi-purpose stadium in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is home to the McNeese State Cowboys football team, and is affectionately referred to as "The Hole". It was transformed for the 2008 season to artificial turf.

The playing surface is named Louis Bonnette Field, in honor of McNeese's longtime sports information director. Louis' son, Matthew, succeeded him in the post and continues to hold it as of July 2016.

Jack V. Dolan Field House officially opened in September, 2011. The new state of the art $8.25 million field house (53,838 sq ft) more than doubled the size of the former field house (30,141 sq ft). It includes climate-controlled seating and a club room.[3]

The field house includes the following:

  • Second largest weight room in Louisiana
  • Conference rooms
  • Enlarged ticket office
  • Enlarged locker room
  • Team meeting rooms
  • Hall of fame room
  • Coaches offices
  • Outdoor seating deck
  • Indoor club room
  • Academic resource center[4]

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  1. ^ "2012 Media Guide McNeese Football". McNeese State University. p. 14. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013 McNeese State Football Media Guide". McNeese State University Athletics. July 25, 2013. p. 14. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
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  4. ^ "Jack V.Doland Field House officially opens". McNeese State University. Retrieved December 6, 2014.