Harry Turpin Stadium

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Harry Turpin Stadium
NSU Demons football stadium IMG 2010.JPG
Location Caspari Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Coordinates 31°44′50″N 93°5′46″W / 31.74722°N 93.09611°W / 31.74722; -93.09611Coordinates: 31°44′50″N 93°5′46″W / 31.74722°N 93.09611°W / 31.74722; -93.09611
Owner Northwestern State University
Operator Northwestern State University
Executive suites 3 VIP suites, 8 seats per suite[1]
Capacity 15,971
Record attendance 17,528 on Sept. 9, 2000 vs Southern[2]
Surface Fieldturf
Construction
Opened 1975
Architect Harold E. Pique & Associates[3]
General contractor Tudor Construction Company[3]
Tenants
Northwestern State Demons football (NCAA)

Harry Turpin Stadium is a 15,971-seat multi-purpose stadium in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It opened in 1975 and is home to the Northwestern State University Demons football team.

Donald Gray Horton (1945-2013), a Coushatta lawyer and philanthropist who served as the long-term president of the NSU Athletic Association, formulated the establishment in 2003 of the innovative Demon Alley tailgating zone south of Turpin Stadium. The zone is equipped with utility connections, including cable television.[4]

Top 10 Crowds at Harry Turpin Stadium[edit]

1. 17,528 Southern Jaguars 09/02/00
2. 17,031 McNeese State Cowboys 11/16/00
3. 16,706 Southern Jaguars 09/05/98
4. 16,222 Southern Jaguars 09/07/96
5. 15,600 Southern Jaguars 09/03/93
6. 14,873 Southern Jaguars 09/07/13
7. 14,591 McNeese State Cowboys 10/16/04
8. 14,586 McNeese State Cowboys 10/22/00
9. 14,436 Tarleton State Texans 09/18/99
10. 14,247 McNeese State Cowboys 10/15/98

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern State University". Northwestern State University. September 4, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 NORTHWESTERN STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). Northwestern State University Demons. p. 100. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "2013 Northwestern State Demons Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern State Athletics. July 25, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Longtime NSU booster Horton dies, June 6, 2013". Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

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