Huckabee joined Tarleton State University for the “groundbreaking” of the Memorial Stadium expansion that will create a more exciting and engaging gameday experience for fans. It’s the largest renovation project in the stadium’s 65-year history.
Huckabee team members were in attendance, along with President F. Dominic Dottavio, A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Tarleton officials, state representatives and special guests. To mark the symbolic groundbreaking, the group lined up on the field with a cup filled with turf. As each person threw turf on the ground, a rendering of the new stadium was revealed.
The expansion will transform the current visitor’s seating on the west side to host home fans and will be named the Lonn Reisman Athletic Center in honor of the university’s athletic director. The center includes a new press box, suites, enhanced concessions and modern amenities. Overall seating will increase from 7,400 to more than 9,000, as well as add premium seats and hospitality suites. Other renovations will be completed to the entrances and ticket booths as well as replacement of football and track-and-field surfaces.