Football Stadium & Athletic Field House (Facility) – Status Report (11-6-14)

November 6, 2014
Prairie View A&M University

The Football Stadium & Athletic Field House project scope and budget were approved today by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.

The 2-year project, slated to begin in December, includes the demolition of the existing Blackshear Stadium and a new stadium constructed in its location. The complex will feature a 15,000-seat stadium, which has the capability of expansion to 30,000-seats.

In terms of functional space, the planned stadium amenities include:

  • West side (home) grandstand capacity of 9,000 and east side grandstand capacity of 6,000
  • Artificial turf playing surface
  • Press level
  • Covered concourse including concessions and merchandising space
  • Premium seating and luxury seats

The Athletic Field House immediately adjacent to the stadium will house a strength and conditioning area, sports medicine suite, team meeting rooms, academic support space and locker rooms. The new complex is scheduled to open for the 2016 football season.

For a look at the sports complex visit