The Gerald J. Ford Stadium, located in 5800 Ownby Drive in Dallas, Texas, is used for primarily hosting football matches, both high school, college and corporate, and is the home pitch for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs (SMU). Named after Gerald J. Ford, a renowned billionaire banker who contributed huge amounts of funding for its construction, the Gerald J. Ford Stadium is a great spot that lovers of sports, particularly football, will find irresistible especially during the weekends and holidays. It is built with all the modern features a stadium should have, which include safety facilities and office spaces as well as a lockers.
It is owned, operated and managed by the Southern Methodist University and holds a capacity of 32, 000 seats. It was the last on-campus stadium within the NCAA Division to break ground in the 20th Century and it is built with a 3 story press box, which allows up to 125 media experts, and there are 600 club level seats as well as 24 luxury suites that can hold 240 people. Additionally, the playing surface is artificial and its northwest wing is linked to the Loyd All-Sports Center, where the Alumni Association and Athlete Education Center offices are located.
Before the construction of the Gerald J. Ford Stadium, where it sits stood the Ownby Stadium, which was the first on-campus stadium by the Southern Methodist University. Its construction began in September 10, 1999, and the new stadium was launched in September 2, 2000. The first game to open the stadium was between the SMU Mustangs and the University of Kansas. Designed by Ellerbe Becket, the Gerald J.
Ford Stadium is bowl-shaped with three stands, the east, west and north and its capacity is expandable to 45,000 seats by completing the south end. If you are looking to have fun during one of the weekends, you should consider dropping by to catch up with amazing football matches.