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Local Community celebrates opening of new APSU Govenor’s Stadium

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Saturday the community gathered on Austin Peay State University to attend the ceremonies opening the brand new APSU Governors Football Stadium. The new world-class facility replaces a 68 year old stadium originally built in 1946 as the Clarksville Municipal Stadium.

The new stadium cost $19 million, and has four levels, with most of the offices and dressing rooms, as well as a training room, on the first floor. On the second floor, there will be meeting rooms and an additional weight room. Fans on levels 3 and 4 will find the amenities of club seating and skyboxes – new features to the stadium. The skyboxes are tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats per viewing room. In addition, each skybox has a bar with locations for bar stools, tables and chairs to seat four to six people.

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor's Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

The ribbon cutting opening the new APSU Governor’s Football Stadium. APSU President Alisa White and Hendricks Fox cut the ribbon

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Austin Peay State University Governors Football to face Chattanooga in new Governors Stadium inaugural contest

 

APSU Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – 301…That is the number of days since Austin Peay last played a home football game, November 16th, 2013, against Southeast Missouri.

But seemingly a time warp occurred since then…Think about it, no, remember the Governors Stadium that Austin Peay football team played in 10 months ago compared to the new one that will greet the Govs when they play host to Chattanooga, 4:00pm, Saturday.

Even the playing surface—FieldTurf XT—is new and includes the new Governor Peay logo at midfield.

Austin Peay's new Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s new Governors Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football plays first home game of 2014 season Saturday against Chattanooga Mocs

 

Chattanooga (0-2) vs. Austin Peay (0-1)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 | 4:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN | Governors Stadium

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – This Saturday, September 13th, the Austin Peay State University Governors Football team play their first home game of the season against the Chattanooga Mocs in the new Governors Stadium.

Kick off is set for 4:00pm CDT.

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s New Governors Stadium to open this Saturday

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For nearly seven decades, Governors Stadium has served as the home of Austin Peay State University football and track and field teams. But nothing in those 68 years compares to the stadium transformation that occurred since the 2013 Governors football campaign ended.

A ceremonial demolition of Governors Stadium began following the November 19th contest against Southeast Missouri. Despite the coldest winter in recent time, including ice conditions that shut down the University for three days, the construction crew lost just one day of work.

Austin Peay State Univeristy's Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football Alumni Weekend

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Traditionally, Austin Peay State University athletics and the APSU Alumni hold its annual football reunion during late July.

But with Governors Stadium resplendent with its $19 million makeover opening Saturday, September 13th as the Governors play host to Chattanooga, the 2014 Football Reunion was strategically centered around the most significant football accomplishment in decades.

Austin Peay State University Football Alumni Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football Alumni Weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Stadium construction heads into final phase

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – New Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction.

Friday saw turf finally starting to be laid after drainage issues delayed that aspect. Lettering was being placed high along the stadium’s southeast side.

Also this week light standards along the east side were erected and elevated to their proper positioning.

Austin Peay State University's new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s new Governors Stadium is in its final stages of construction. (APSU Sports Information)

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