STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State Football’s already elite facilities just got even better.
Tarleton State unveiled the renovated Texan Football Fieldhouse, final touches to further enhance recruiting, as well as the student-athlete and coaching experience as the program nears the end of their reclassification period to NCAA Division I.
Completed additions to the field house include a multi-purpose room, nutrition bar, film room, nine coaches offices, an academic advisement office and a full service barber shop.
“These renovations will do wonders for us in recruiting and will be a game-changer moving forward,” head coach Todd Whitten said. “From the great team room, to a high-quality film room, down to the barber shop that I know players will enjoy, we have further elevated ourselves in recruiting and giving players a wonderful college football experience. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially Dr. Hurley and Lonn Reisman. I can’t wait to see how this helps us bring in the best of the best to Tarleton State.”
In 2021, Tarleton opened its multi-million dollar field house and locker room. The facility also includes a unified locker room, training room, hydro room and equipment space.
The fieldhouse renovations are complete ahead of the 2023 season, which begins Sept. 2 as the Texans travel to McNeese for their season-opener.
Memorial Stadium has also undergone major upgrades recently, including new north end zone seating to boost capacity to 24,000 last season. In 2019, a grandstand was built on the west side of the stadium, plus a video board was added on the south side, a $26 million renovation.
The announcement follows Tarleton State’s groundbreaking of its new event center a day before, a $110 million project that is set for move-in in 2025.