Bobcat Stadium is a football stadium located on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas. It first opened in 1981 and was extended to its current 30,000-seat capacity in 2011-2012. Bobcat Stadium has served as the Texas State Bobcats’ home field since 1981. The field was renamed Jim Wacker Field in honor of the former Bobcats football coach and director of athletics in November 2003.
Bobcat Stadium, which opened in 1981, is the home of Bobcat Football. With new additions such as the Jerry D. Bobcat Stadium, along with Linda Gregg Fields West Side Complex and North Side Complex, has grown to be one of the greatest 30,000-seat stadiums in the country.
In 2002, the End Zone Complex was constructed and dedicated. The football operations of the athletic program are housed in the facility located in the south end zone of Bobcat Stadium. There is also a full-service training center, meeting rooms, and coaching staff offices at the End Zone Complex.
Of 2003, Texas State’s former football coach and director of sports, Jim Wacker, was honored by naming the playing field in Bobcat Stadium Jim Wacker Field. From 1979 to 1982, Wacker coached the Bobcat football team. In that time, he went 42-8, the highest winning % in school history. In 1981 and 1982, he led the Bobcats to back-to-back NCAA Division II national titles. The American Football Coaches Association recognized him College Division Coach of the Year after his 1982 team went 14-0. From 1998 to 2001, he was the director of athletics at Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas State). He died on August 26, 2003, after a long fight with cancer.
Bobcat Stadium features various cutting-edge amenities that have been generously contributed by loyal Bobcat fans.
Mr. Jerry D. Bobcat Stadium West Side Complex, as well as Linda Gregg Fields
Gallery of Linda Gregg Fields Strutters
Football Meeting Room Wallace & Lyla Dockall
Dan Brown Football Meeting Place
Head Football Coach’s Office at Subway
Football War Room Albert Gonzalez and Susan Angell
Office of the Defensive Coordinators Tal and Leslie Milan
Office of Greg and Teresa Hagan, Offensive Coordinators
Chuck Nash Strength and Conditioning Facility
~ J. Room Garland Warren
Terrace at Wells Fargo Stadium
The J. Garland Warren Room sits on the second level and is one of two major banquet rooms used by Texas State athletics. Furthermore, the J. Strahan Arena’s Garland Warren Room, as well as the Maroon and Gold Room, host a variety of events throughout the year.
The Bill Miller Room, located on the west side of the stadium, was dedicated in 2006 in honor of famous Football Coach and Athletic Director Bill Miller. Originally used to hold Athletic Alumni activities during every home football game, the Bill Miller Room is now used as an academic study room for the Bobcat football program. The Pavilion, which was recently built in the southwest corner of Bobcat Stadium, currently accommodates pre-game and halftime hospitality areas for the Bobcat Club and “T” Association on game days.
With the addition of club seating and luxury suites in 2009, the stadium’s capacity increased to 30,000, and 13,500 seats were added in 2012.
The playing field at Bobcat Stadium is a FieldTurf Duraspine Pro grass system that was renovated in 2016 and has maroon end zones and sidelines. Texas State was one of the first NCAA or NFL teams to install the FieldTurf Duraspine turf, which features a more durable artificial grass blade that is substantially softer than the competition.
The stadium’s video scoreboard was built by Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota. In 2007, it boasted two of the Sun Belt Conference’s highest resolution screens. In addition, new LED ribbon boards were installed at the facility in 2012.
Bobcat Stadium’s track was removed in 2012, making it a football-only venue.
In the year 2009, the Jerry D. Bobcat Stadium West Side Complex, as well as Linda Gregg Fields, were accessible to spectators who wanted to enjoy Bobcat Football in luxury. This facility, which has 15 luxury suites and a 450-seat club seating area, makes viewing Bobcat football games the thing to do.
Texas State University’s Bobcat Stadium was built from the ground up in 1979 and finished in August 1981. Evans Stadium was also demolished, and almost 2,000 parking spaces were added as part of the project. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman of Houston designed the stadium, which was built by Kunz Construction Co. of San Antonio.
Bobcat Stadium has been a multi-use facility for the past 25 years. It has been the home of the Texas Special Olympics, and site of scenes from the movie, “The Ringer”, and the hit NBC TV show, “Friday Night Lights”.
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