Kimbrough Memorial Stadium

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Kimbrough Memorial Stadium
LocationCanyon, Texas
Coordinates35°0′43″N 101°55′0″W / 35.01194°N 101.91667°W / 35.01194; -101.91667Coordinates: 35°0′43″N 101°55′0″W / 35.01194°N 101.91667°W / 35.01194; -101.91667
Capacity20,000
SurfaceArtificial turf
Opened1959
Tenants
West Texas A&M (NCAA) 1959-2018
Canyon ISD (UIL) 1991–present

Kimbrough Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Canyon, Texas. It is owned by Canyon Independent School District, and is primarily primarily used for American football. It is the home stadium for Canyon High School and Randall High School of Canyon Independent School District, and is the former home of West Texas A&M University. The stadium holds 20,000 people and was built in 1959. It was originally called Buffalo Bowl on Canyon Hill but was renamed Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in 1971 in honor of the late West Texas State University football coach and athletic director Frank Kimbrough.

In the first football game played at the stadium in 1959, West Texas A&M, then known as West Texas State, was defeated by the University of Arizona by a score of 7–6. The most attended event in the history of the stadium was a homecoming game on October 13, 2007 between West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico University, with 23,276 spectators present as West Texas A&M won the game by a score of 62-31.[1].
In September 2017, Canyon ISD purchased the stadium from West Texas A&M.[2] The stadium had previously been leased to Canyon ISD since 1991. Starting in 2019, WTAMU will play in a newly constructed, on-campus stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy State Bank Field at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium". West Texas A&M University. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. ^ Woksman, Blessing (2017-09-12). "CISD Buys Kimbrough Memorial Stadium". MYHIGHPLAINS. Retrieved 2017-09-18.