Homer Bryce Stadium

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Homer Bryce Stadium
Location North University Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Coordinates 31°37′33″N 94°38′40″W / 31.62583°N 94.64444°W / 31.62583; -94.64444Coordinates: 31°37′33″N 94°38′40″W / 31.62583°N 94.64444°W / 31.62583; -94.64444
Owner Stephen F. Austin State University
Operator Stephen F. Austin State University
Executive suites Touchdown Club (90 seats) and five private suites (40 seats)
Capacity 14,575 (1989-present)
14,640 (1973-1988)
Record attendance 23,617
October 28, 1995
vs McNeese State
Surface Hellas Matrix® Turf
Construction
Broke ground 1973
Opened September 8, 1973[1]
Tenants
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks football (NCAA) (1973–present)

Homer Bryce Stadium, located in Nacogdoches, Texas, is the home of Stephen F. Austin State University's Lumberjack football and Ladyjack and Lumberjack track and field events. The stadium includes a walking and running track open to the public. Recent renovations to the area include a sports medicine and academic center addition to the field house that houses the new athletic training program and the installation of a new artificial turf surface provided by a donation from a former Lumberjack football letterman. A state of the art video board with replay screen was completed in September 2006.

Opened in 1973 as Lumberjack Stadium, the stadium seats 14,575 fans. Using the hill surrounding the playing field ups the capacity to nearly 25,000. Record attendance at the stadium was set on October 28, 1995 when 23,617 fans witnessed a game against the McNeese State Cowboys.[2] Homer Bryce Stadium is also home to many premier high school football playoff matchups and track meets.[1]

In 1986, the stadium was renamed Homer Bryce Stadium in honor of SFA benefactor Homer Bryce.[3]

The stadium underwent renovations in 2003 with the addition of five luxury suites and the Touchdown Club located in the remodeled press box. Total capacity is 130 including the 90 seats in the Touchdown Club.[4][5] Prior to the start of the 2013 season, SFA replaced the surface at Homer Bryce Stadium. During the summer, a Hellas Matrix® Turf surface was installed.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2013 Media Guide" (PDF). Stephen F. Austin State Athletics. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2014 SFA Football Media Guide". Stephen F. Austin Athletics. p. 5. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Archie P. (February 24, 2001). "Homer Bryce". Texas Escapes. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Construction Underway On New Pressbox". Stephen F. Austin Athletics. December 5, 2002. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Press Box / Suites Nearing Completion". Stephen F. Austin Athletics. August 18, 2003. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Turf for Homer Bryce Stadium Set for 2013 Season". Hellas Construction, Inc. April 29, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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