Tucker Stadium
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Tucker Stadium
Tucker Stadium
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LocationOne William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501
OwnerTennessee Technological University
OperatorTennessee Technological University
Capacity16,500
SurfaceStadia Turf
Opened1966
Tenants
Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles (NCAA) (1966-present)

Tucker Stadium is a 16,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Cookeville, Tennessee.[1] It is home to the Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles team, and is named for former coach, Wilburn Tucker (1920–1980). The football field is named Overall Field in honor of former coach and administrator P.V. Overall. The stadium opened in 1966 and currently seats 16,500.[2]

Tucker Stadium has hosted the TSSAA high school football state championships since 2009.[3]

History

Renovations

In 2007, Tucker Stadium received upgrades to its playing field with the installation of artificial turf, as well as renovations and a new surface to the nine-lane track.[4]

In 2008, an upgraded lighting system was added to the stadium.[4]

In 2009, additional facility upgrades were performed on the press box.[4]

On August 21, 2017, Tennessee Technological University hosted a solar eclipse viewing party at Tucker Stadium, to view a solar eclipse which was viewable in totality on this day.[5]

Prior to the 2018 football season, a new, large video scoreboard was installed.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tucker Stadium-Cookeville, TN". stadiumjourney.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Tucker Stadium: Home of Golden Eagles Football," TTUSports.com. Accessed: 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Champions Are Made Here: Tucker Stadium to Host TSSAA Through 2016, TTUSports.com, 14 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Tucker Stadium: Home of Golden Eagle Football". TTUSports.com. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com Eclipse Across America (Cookeville, TN: 0:55).

External links

Coordinates: 36°10?41?N 85°30?22?W / 36.178085°N 85.506169°W / 36.178085; -85.506169



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