In this week's Stadium Series, we take a break from baseball, and look at the 1st away game for this upcoming season's football schedule, a trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Tech has not visited the Razorbacks since 1990, a 49-44 Red Raiders victory. After last year's game, where things didn't go exactly as planned, a win at Razorback Stadium would be a great way to close out our non-conference schedule.
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium has been the home for Arkansas football since 1938. Well, actually that's not entirely true. Starting in 1948, home games were split between the stadium in Fayetteville and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. This season, Toledo will play in Little Rock, and Tech will play in Fayetteville, as the current agreement has 1 game per season played in Little Rock, and the rest of the home games in Fayetteville. Don Reynolds was a newspaper businessman, and started the Donrey Media Group after buying multiple small town media outlets. He served in World War II, receiving multiple awards. The field at the stadium is named after Frank Broyles who spent 50 years as a coach and Athletic Director.
- Tech is 2-6 in Razorback Stadium, but have won the past 2 games, including a 49-44 victory the last time the Red Raiders were in Fayetteville
- Arkansas is 166-81-2 all time at Razorback Stadium
- AstroTurf was installed in 1969, which was then replaced with natural grass in 1995, and then synthetic grass in 2009
- The original capacity was 13,500, now the official number is 70,000 expandable up to 80,000 after renovations in 2001
- Record attendance of 76,808 against Alabama in 2010
- Original cost of $492,000 in 1938
- Large video screen named "The PigScreen" measures 38 feet high by 167 feet wide. In comparison, the Cowboys screen in 160 feet wide
- Razorback fans are known to wear a plastic hat in the shape of a pig
- A common chant at the stadium is "Woooo Pig Sooie" and when properly executed involves certain hand motions