GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY – Football Stadium & Athletic Complex

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2015





Prairie View, Texas Prairie View A&M University Department of  Athletics will break ground on its 15,000-seat stadium and athletic complex during a public ceremony at 11 a.m.  Friday, January 30.

The $60 million project represents a unique partnership between the Prairie View A&M Foundation, the University and its alumni base to produce a state-of-the-art facility for student-athletes. The complex is slated for completion in time for the 2016 football season.

“This moment signifies the culmination of years of planning to create a facility that is attractive to new recruits, provides our student-athletes with cutting-edge performance facilities and gives Panther fans an unparalleled sporting event experience.” said Ashley Robinson, athletic director.

About the Stadium and Athletic Complex

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.

For a look at the sports complex, visit

WHAT: PVAMU Football Stadium and Athletic Complex Groundbreaking


WHEN: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.


WHERE: The grounds of the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building adjacent to the north end of the football field.