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

2nd Annual CPT Rowdy Inman 5k

This event hosted by SHSU ROTC was established to commemorate the sacrifice that Captain Inman and other service members have made for this country's...

12/7 9:30am

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Kimberely Bonds

Kimberely Bonds left a positive review 9/20/2019

Awesome Game.

Ashley Greene, class of '98

ashley greene left a positive review 9/20/2019

It was great to see the Bearkats play again! My last game was in the early 2000's. The team, the fans, the cheering, the stadium, the pre-tailgate - it was all super fun. Not only for me and my husband, but my 4 year old too!

Red Sox

Red Sox left a review 9/6/2019

Good, but a bit boring since it was such a blow out- can't complain about the W though.

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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.