Edward L. Blackshear Field

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Blackshear Field
Location Prairie View, TX
Coordinates 30°5′28″N 95°59′40″W / 30.09111°N 95.99444°W / 30.09111; -95.99444Coordinates: 30°5′28″N 95°59′40″W / 30.09111°N 95.99444°W / 30.09111; -95.99444
Owner Prairie View A&M University
Operator Prairie View A&M University
Capacity 6,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1960
Demolished January 23, 2015
Tenants
Prairie View A&M Panthers (NCAA) (1960–2014)

Blackshear Field was a 6,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Prairie View, Texas, United States. It is home to the Prairie View A&M University Panthers college football team.[1] The facility opened in 1960, and was named in honor of Edward L. Blackshear, who served as principal of the school (then known as Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College) from 1897 to 1915.

On July 23, 2010 Prairie View A&M University officials announced plans to raise money for the construction of a new 15,000-seat football and athletics fieldhouse to replace Blackshear Field. On January 23, 2015, the stadium was demolished and construction began on the complex, which is scheduled for completion in time for the 2016 football season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGinty, Ryan, ed. (2011). 2011 Media Guide (PDF). Prairie View A&M Department of Sports Information. 
  2. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=tWTXAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA27