H.A. Chapman Stadium
Status: Project Complete
The comprehensive changes at H.A. Chapman Stadium define a new era for Golden Hurricane football. Precise attention to detail has allowed TU to upgrade the fan experience while maintaining the intimate atmosphere that has marked TU football for more than seven decades. The H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Foundations provided the lead gift for stadium improvements.
Upon arriving at the stadium, fans will enjoy the brick-paved Thomas Plaza that graces nearly two acres immediately west of the new stadium tower. Lined with more than 85 trees, the open-air Thomas Plaza provides a comfortably gathering place inside the stadium grounds both before and after the game. Throughout the stadium, guests also will enjoy new seating, improved and expanded restroom facilities, updated concession areas, and dedicated handicap-accessible seating at every price point in the stadium. A state-of-the-art scoreboard measuring 32 feet by 56 feet has been erected behind the south end zone to allow fans to view a high-resolution display of live and recorded video, scores, animation, and more.
The west side stadium tower is perhaps the most striking new feature of H.A. Chapman Stadium. The previous tower, which had been constructed in the 1960s, was demolished following the last home game of the 2007 season. In its place now stands a 28,600-square-foot facility that provides all of the amenities consistent with a modern football facility. The building contains three levels-the ONEOK Club Level that includes a climate-controlled lounge, outdoor premium seating and dedicated restroom facilities; the ONEOK Suite Level, which contains 13 luxury suites; and the Tulsa World Media Level, which houses the press box, coaches' boxes and six additional suites.
The Golden Hurricane players also will have the advantage of competing on FieldTurf, the state-of-the-art synthetic system that mimics the properties of natural grass while offering the all-weather playability and low maintenance of an artificial surface. Golden Hurricane players now enjoy one of nation's elite college football training and playing environments thanks to the new stadium turf and the amenities provided by the Case Athletic Complex, which opened in fall 2007.