Sam Houston State University

Elliott T. Bowers Stadium

Named in honor of Dr. Elliott T. Bowers, who retired in 1989 after 20 years as president of Sam Houston State University, 14,000-seat Bowers Stadium has been the home of Bearkat football since 1986. The stadium opened on Sept. 13, 1986, with a 23-6 victory over Montana State. The largest crowd ever to see a game in Bowers Stadium (more than 16,000) watched Sam Houston State defeat nationally-ranked Alcorn State and future Super Bowl quarterback Steve "Air" McNair in 1994 in a contest aired on ABC-TV. Since the stadium opened, the Bearkats produced a record of 81 victories, 40 losses and one tie in the facility. Prior to the opening of Bowers Stadium, the Bearkats played in the old stone stadium at historic Pritchett Field. Home to both Sam Houston State University's football and track programs, the stadium features a Real Grass Pro artificial surface installed during the summer of 2007. The 27,000 square-foot Ron Mafrige Field House adjacent to the stadium contains athletic department administrative offices, three dressing rooms, training room, team meeting rooms, and the Sam Houston State University Athletics Learning Enhancement Center. The video/scoreboard with replays plus special interviews and features on the Sam Houston football team was added in 2006. Bowers Stadium also hosts several UIL high school football playoff games each season.

620 Bowers Boulevard Huntsville, Texas, 77340

Website

gobearkats.com

Upcoming Events

Bearkat Football vs. Incarnate Word

Your Bearkats return to Bowers Stadium to face Incarnate word for Bearkat Family Weekend. Make sure you arrive early for Bearkat Alley Tailgate beginning 2...

9/21
 Firefest

Annual pep-rally in preparation for the Battle of the Piney Woods game against SFA. It will feature a fireworks display, free food for the first 500 people,...

10/3 8pm
Bearkat Football vs. Lamar

Your Bearkats return to Bowers Stadium to face Lamar for Kick for a Cause. Make sure you arrive early for Bearkat Alley Tailgate beginning 2 hours prior to...

10/12
2019 Bearkat Bolt 5K

Sign up now for the second annual Bearkat Bolt 5k! Everyone is welcome to walk, jog or run through our fun course on SHSU's beautiful campus and finish on...

10/13 9am
Bearkat Football vs. Nicholls (Homecoming)

Your Bearkats return to Bowers Stadium to face Nicholls for Homecoming. Make sure you arrive early for Bearkat Alley Tailgate beginning 2 hours prior to...

10/19

Recent Events

Firefest

10/4/2018

Recent Activity

Indika Warnakula

Indika Warnakula left a positive review 9/2/2016

Wow, It was a great, unforgettable experience, I want to try it again.

Leona Spann

Leona Spann left a positive review 9/2/2016

Awesome foods, music, and overcrowded people!

Leona Spann

Leona Spann left a positive review 10/23/2015

It was great, but didn't stay there too long after the pre-game while we were performed with ASL Club to sign a song of National Anthem for SHSU. The only thing I don't enjoyed it while I was soaked in the rain! BUT...glad that SHSU did ranted over Nicholls last night with score 37-7!!!

David G Brown

David G Brown left a negative review 10/23/2015

What tailgate? Did you see the rain? Dang rain messed up the whole weekend.