Tennessee State may have moved on to a much larger arena in LP field, but they’ve haven’t forgotten their old friend. For the second straight year, the Tigers will host Austin Peay in Hale Stadium.
This year’s game is scheduled on November 9th.
If you don’t know about Hale Stadium, it’s a 10,000 seat stadium the Tigers played in from 1953 until 1999. That’s when TSU moved to LP Field, which was a requirement of the money the state of Tennessee gave to help build the stadium.
Last year, the school renovated Hale Stadium for the school’s centennial in time to host the Governors.
It appears this is something that could become somewhat of a trend.
“Here at TSU, we have a very rich tradition,” athletics director Teresa Phillips said. “Having games back at Hale last year was great for the fans, alumni and players. We look to continue the tradition and make more memories at Hale.”
During its years in “The Hole,” TSU went undefeated ten times, and won the OVC title in 1998, its final season in the stadium.
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