To the south of the new stadium facility is the Blake Jenkins Plaza, which provides an expansive concourse for fans to enter the facility. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s football team will make its first-ever trip to Atlanta, Georgia when it meets Georgia Tech in a 2024 game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Austin Peay Governors Football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Austin Peay State University located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. In a separate project, the stadium's east grandstands, while not razed, were renovated to move the stadium's in-game operations into the press box. Baseball Baseball ... Stadium: Location: Attendance: The other one-third went to Montgomery County. The first floor of the new facility includes the Bill Dupes Locker Room, the new home for the Governors football team. To the south of the new stadium facility is the Blake Jenkins Plaza, which provides an expansive concourse for fans to enter the facility. The first floor of the new facility includes the Bill Dupes Locker Room, the new home for the Governors football team. School officials were quoted as saying that they expected repairs to solve the problem and that they had budgeted for sinkhole issues due to the karstic terrain on which the campus is situated.[4]. [1], Austin Peay agreed to purchase Municipal Stadium from the Stadium Authority. The city allowed Austin Peay to utilize the arena for a yearly entirety which was believed to be the genuine expense to the city. Daktronics scoreboard and video display installed in south end zone. The Govs and Yellow Jackets’ Sept. 14, 2024 game is the second … [2], In August 2012, the Tennessee state government approved plans for a $16 million stadium renovation. Football student-athletes also have access to new athletic training facilities and their gear is stowed in a new equipment room. Austin Peay's football team will make its first-ever trip to Atlanta when it meets Georgia Tech in a 2024 game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The field and the surrounding track were also be replaced; the east (visitor's) side remains largely intact. The game will be played Sept. 14 at the Yellow Jackets' Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Clarksville Municipal Stadium, as it was originally known, was constructed by the city of Clarksville in 1946. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University’s football team will make its first-ever trip to Atlanta, Georgia when it meets Georgia Tech in a 2024 game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Governors Stadium rebranded as Fortera Stadium. Tennessee Board of Regents approves $16.9-million stadium renovation project to replace west grandstand, renovate east grandstand and replace both the football and track surfaces. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. From 1993 until the 2016 construction of Fortera Stadium, the University made several updates to the facility, replacing the playing surface in 1993, 2004 and in 2014 while adding a new scoreboard and video board combination on the stadium's south end in 2007. Fortera Stadium re-opened in 2014 following the completion of a massive $16.9 million renovation that replaced the west side grandstands with a new structure that includes state-of-the-art amenities for student-athletes, coaches and fans as well as skyboxes, club-type seating and new chairback seating. In addition, the Hendricks Fox Walk of History is located in this area and features the name of every football player to have donned the Governors uniform. Austin Peay's sports medicine unit opened its state-of-the-art athlete care facility inside the first floor of Fortera Stadium prior to the 2018 campaign. The skyboxes offer tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats. The renovated stadium reopened for the 2014 season. The city owned and operated the facility while permitting the … The 2019 Austin Peay Governors football team represents Austin Peay State University during the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The city permitted Austin Peay to use the stadium for an annual sum which was thought to be the actual cost to the city. In addition, space under the grandstands was renovated for the university's track and field program. The 8,000-square-foot Club Level seats 386 spectators and is designed to offer catered meals on football game days. LETSGOPEAY.COM - The official home of Governors Athletics, Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital, Municipal Stadium Opens with seating capacity of 5,500. Visit ESPN to view the Austin Peay Governors team stats for the 2020 season. University gains one-third controlling interest in Municipal Stadium and the stadium is renovated, adding AstroTurf artifical surface to the football field and installing an eight-lane Tartan track surface. McKendree vs. Austin Peay (3-2) Winfield Dunn Center, Clarksville, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EST. In that year, as a result of a cooperative agreement between Austin Peay, the county officials and the city officials, the city conveyed title to one-third of the stadium to the State of Tennessee for the university. Austin Peay's OVC football co-title defense will begin Feb. 21 when the Govs travel to Tennessee Tech at 1 p.m. in Cookeville. In addition, fans can purchase their game day tickets at the football ticket offices with windows located in the center of the facility. It opened in 1946 and is home to the Austin Peay Governors football team. The largest crowd in stadium history (12,201) watches the Governors down Tennessee State. 136 likes. The members of the Stadium Authority were to be appointed by the county and by the university. In addition, space under the east grandstand was renovated for the university's track and field program. 9 hours ago. After the 2013 season, the west (home) side of the stadium was demolished and replaced with a new structure that includes luxury boxes, a training facility, and new chairback seating. The Ardoin twins are certainly familiar with this moment. Daktronics scoreboard and video display installed in south end zone. View future Austin Peay football schedules and opponents at FBSchedules.com. Tickets are 100% guaranteed by FanProtect. Scotty Walden's coaching staff at Austin Peay continues to come together with the addition of Chris Kappas on Tuesday. The OVC announced its spring football schedule Wednesday. Austin Peay vs. Pittsburgh Football Highlights (2020) Austin Peay vs. Pittsburgh: The Pitt Panthers were absolutely dominant in their victory over the Governors, 55-0. The third and fourth levels provide club seating and 13 skyboxes, respectively. Ushering in a new era at Austin Peay, the University and Fortera Credit Union entered a 25-year, $2.5 million sponsorship agreement with the dual purpose of expanding the Fortera brand in Clarksville and providing Austin Peay athletics with resources to enhance facilities within the department. That area also includes new concession stands and is the home of the GovsGear.com store which provides fans the opportunity to purchase the latest in Austin Peay athletics apparel every game day. Host OVC Track & Field Championships for the first time with Austin Peay winning its only men's track and field title, University purchases Municipal Stadium, renames it Governors Stadium and installs Stadia Turf surface, Stadium and track surfaces replaced with Polytan artificial surfaces (Mega Grass football surface), The NFL's Tennessee Titans use Austin Peay facilities for summer training camp. Fans are able to access the main grandstand from the second level. That area also includes new concession stands and is the home of the GovsGear.com store which provides fans the opportunity to purchase the latest in Austin Peay athletics apparel every game day. Fortera Credit Union earns Naming rights of Governors Stadium and Renames it Fortera Stadium, Fortera Stadium attendance record broken(12,201) on OCT. 6, APSU vs Tennessee State, This page was last edited on 28 June 2020, at 00:30. A sellout crowd of 9,428 watches Austin Peay defeat Southeast Missouri on Homecoming. CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati football team opens 2020 on Saturday, Sept. 19 against Austin Peay at Noon ET inside Nippert Stadium. Fans are able to access the main grandstand from the second level. Austin Peay has played football on the corner of Marion and Henry streets since 1946. In addition, the Hendricks Fox Walk of History is located in this area and will feature the name of every football player to have donned the Governors uniform. The game will be University gains one-third controlling interest in Municipal Stadium and the stadium is renovated, adding AstroTurf artificial surface to the football field and installing an eight-lane Tartan track surface. On April 23, Governors Stadium was officially renamed as Fortera Stadium. Clarksville Municipal Stadium, as it was originally known, was constructed by the city of Clarksville in 1946. The city permitted Austin Peay to use the stadium for an annual sum which was thought to be the actual cost to the city. Buy and sell Murray State Racers vs Austin Peay Governors Football Tickets for Nov 21 at Fortera Stadium in Clarksville at StubHub! The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have added the Austin Peay Governors to their 2024 football schedule, per an announcement from APSU.. Georgia Tech will host Austin Peay at Bobby Dodd Stadium … The skyboxes offer tiered stadium-type seating with up to 22 seats. In a separate project, the stadium's east grandstands, while not razed, were renovated to move the stadium's in-game operations into the press box. Space exists within the facility for a new strength and conditioning facility as well as coaches' offices – each to be completed in the future. APSU Admissions APSU Compliance APSU Financial Aid APSU Registrar's Office NCAA Eligibility Center College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide 2.3 or Take a Knee (NCAA) Recruitment Forms Austin Peay Traditions Academic All-Americans Athletics Hall of Fame Legends Award OVC Championships Cathi Maynard Park Clarksville Country Club Fortera Stadium Governors Tennis Center Govs Beach … In April 2016, Fortera Credit Union earned naming rights to Governors Stadium. BOTTOM LINE : The Austin Peay Governors will be taking on the Bearcats of NAIA school McKendree. On May 19, the school started repair work on the sinkhole, which necessitated digging a hole 40 feet (12 m) wide by 40 feet deep to find stable bedrock. In April 2016, Austin Peay State University and Fortera Credit Union partnered to rename historic Governors Stadium as Fortera Stadium. Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett had 300 total yards and was responsible for 2 touchdowns. Austin Peay hosts and defeats Furman in its first-ever postseason appearance. The 2019 Football Schedule for the Austin Peay Governors with box scores plus records, streaks, and rankings. It's another step in a series of updates for one of Austin Peay's most iconic facilities. Austin Peay State University - Football Alumni. Austin Peay has played football on the corner of Marion and Henry streets since 1946. Following the 1993 season, the University agreed to purchase Municipal Stadium from the Stadium Authority and Montgomery County. 5 days ago. Fortera Stadium in Clarksville, Tennessee. The city maintained its ownership … The facility originally was named Municipal Stadium when it opened in 1946 due to its construction by the City of Clarksville. Austin Peay Governors Skip To Main Content. The Austin Peay Governors Football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Austin Peay State University located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference.The school's first football team was fielded in 1930. With the purchase, the University installed a new artificial playing surface and, more importantly, changed the name of the facility to Governors Stadium. The official Football page for the Austin Peay State University Govs. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. 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However, the greatest transformation to the facility since its 1946 construction was approved in 2012 when the Tennessee Building Commission approved a $16 million renovation project, which ushered in the newest era of Governors football. The third and fourth levels provide club seating and 13 skyboxes, respectively. Austin Peay lost 87-57 to Murray State in its most recent game. The facility originally was named Municipal Stadium when it opened in 1946 due to its construction by the City of Clarksville. With the purchase, the University installed a new playing surface and, more importantly, changed the name of the facility to Governors Stadium. Austin Peay Governors football Stadium Clarksville Municipal Stadium, as it was initially known, was developed by the city of Clarksville in 1946. Austin Peay State University (/ p iː /) is a public university in Clarksville, Tennessee.Standing on a site occupied by a succession of educational institutions since 1845, the precursor of the university was established in 1927 and named for then-sitting Governor Austin Peay, who is further honored with "Governors", the name of the university's athletic teams. The renovation also replaced the west side grandstands with a new structure that includes state-of-the-art amenities for student-athletes, coaches and fans. The official 2020 Football schedule for the Austin Peay State University Govs. End of first quarter: UC 14, Austin Peay 3. Host OVC Track & Field Championships for the first time with Austin Peay winning its only men's track and field title, University purchases Municipal Stadium, renames it Governors Stadium and installs Stadia Turf surface, Stadium and track surfaces replaced with Polytan artificial surfaces (Mega Grass football surface), The NFL's Tennessee Titans use Austin Peay facilities for summer training camp. The city owned and operated the facility while permitting the University use of the stadium for an annual sum. Scoreboard. Austin Peay announced Monday a football stadium naming rights deal that will add $100,000 annually to the school’s budget. Austin Peay has added a football game against Georgia Tech for the 2024 season. LETSGOPEAY.COM - The official home of Governors Athletics. Austin Peay, Montgomery County, and the city of Clarksville were authorized to appropriate funds to the newly created Stadium Authority for constructing, remodeling and operating the stadium. September 19th 2020 - Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH Austin Peay vs Cincinnati FBS Football Game Summary - September 19th, 2020 | NCAA.com FBS Football Football student-athletes also have access to new athletic training facilities and their gear is stowed in a new equipment room. The 2017 Austin Peay Governors football team represented Austin Peay State University during the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season.The Governors, led by second-year head coach Will Healy, played their home games at Fortera Stadium and were members of the Ohio Valley Conference.They finished the season 8–4, 7–1 in OVC play to finish in second place. The 8,000-square-foot Echo Power Club Level seats 386 spectators and is designed to offer catered meals on football game days. The 2020 Austin Peay Governors football team represents Austin Peay State University during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I FCS football season.The Governors are led by Scotty Walden and play their home games at Fortera Stadium.They are competing as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference As a result, Stadia Turf replaced the AstroTurf which had been placed by the Stadium Authority. Austin Peay players celebrate the 42-28 win over Sacramento State at Hornet Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Sacramento, Ca. 2 days ago. Following the 1993 season, the University agreed to purchase Municipal Stadium from the Stadium Authority and Montgomery County. The Governors, led by first-year head coach Mark Hudspeth, play their home games at Fortera Stadium as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The playing surface was changed again in 2004 when Polytan surfaces were installed on the football field (Mega Grass) and track (Polytan WSS 15). That arrangement lasted until 1970 when the city conveyed title to one-third of the stadium to the State for the university and signed a cooperative agreement with Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County (to which it also gave one-third of the stadium's title) and the city to form the Municipal Stadium Authority to operate and maintain the facility. [3], In April 2014 a small sinkhole opened up at a point between the football field and the track. The school's first football team was fielded in 1930. Tennessee Board of Regents approves $16.9-million stadium renovation project to replace west grandstand, renovate east grandstand and replace both the football and track surfaces. Cincinnati was too much for Austin Peay as the 14th-ranked Bearcats rolled up more than 500 yards of offense in a 55-20 victory Saturday at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. Main Navigation Flyout Menu. Recent additions to the team facilities at Fortera Stadium include a strength and conditioning facility as well as nutrition room that opened prior to the start of the historic 2017 season. The improvements at Fortera Stadium are not complete. There wasn't a hint of traffic getting to the stadium, which on a normal college football weekend is unthinkable. The city maintained its ownership and operation of the Municipal Stadium until 1970. Austin Peay has added a football game against Georgia Tech for the 2024 season.. FOOTBALL ALUMNI - Group dedicated to connecting all Football Alumni from Austin Peay State Univ. Even though the Bearcats didn't connect on any of the four downfield passes Desmond Ridder attempted, UC completed a 13-play, 81-yard scoring drive. In addition, fans can purchase their game day tickets at the football ticket offices with windows located in the center of the facility. 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