Floyd Casey Stadium
Floyd Casey Stadium is a stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...

 in Waco, Texas
Waco, Texas
Waco is a city in and the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. Situated along the Brazos River and on the I-35 corridor, halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is the economic, cultural, and academic center of the 'Heart of Texas' region....

. It is primarily used for football
American football
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, and is the home field of the Baylor Bears
Baylor Bears
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. Floyd Casey Stadium is about four miles from the Baylor campus. Floyd Casey Stadium was built in 1950 and cost $1.8 million dollars to construct. It opened under the name Baylor Stadium in 1950 with a game against Houston
University of Houston
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, won by Baylor 34-7, and has room for 50,000 people. In a 2006 game against Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas . It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school...

, the modern attendance record of 51,385 was established.

Originally known as Baylor Stadium, the stadium received its current name at halftime of the Homecoming game on November 5, 1988, when it was renamed for Floyd Casey by his son, university trustee and longtime booster Carl B. Casey of Dallas, who gave US$5 million towards an $8 million renovation project.

The stadium has been renovated several times. In 1998, the stadium installed SportGrass, a leading natural grass surface. In 2005, the stadium underwent massive renovations to extend the Grant Teaff Plaza as a memorial to former head coach Grant Teaff
Grant Teaff
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. The extended plaza created much-needed updates to the stadium's façade.

The stadium is an elongated oval shape, running southeast-northwest, with large grandstands on the sidelines. The southeast endzone is cleared, with athletic marks painted on the ground and the large LED scoreboard behind it. (Prior to the creation of the current athletic marks, the area was painted gold, with "BAYLOR" painted in large green block letters.) The northwest endzone has seating in front of the Carl & Thelma Casey Athletic Center, site of the football offices, training facilities & stadium field house.

Prior to the building of the stadium, the team had played at Carroll Field
Carroll Field
Carroll Field was owned by Baylor University; the Baylor Bears football program played games there from 1906 to 1925, and from 1930 to 1935. Following the construction of the Carroll Science Building in 1902, the field was located between the building and Waco Creek; the field took over as the...

, an on-campus field last used in 1935, and Waco/Municipal Stadium
Municipal Stadium (Waco)
Municipal Stadium, or Waco Municipal Stadium and formerly Waco Stadium, is an athletics stadium located in Waco, Texas. It was formerly the home field of Baylor University's athletic teams from the time shortly after the stadium was built in 1936 until 1949...

 on Dutton Avenue.

On November 4, 2011, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved a fan survey and feasibility study to gauge interest in building a new, on-campus football facility. If plans to build the new stadium are approved, it would replace Floyd Casey Stadium as the home of Baylor Football.

Floyd Casey Stadium attendance records

Attendance Date Opponent Score
1. 51,385 10-28-06 Texas A&M 21-31 L
2. 51,218 10-21-95 Texas A&M 9-24 L
3. 51,200 10-26-74 Texas A&M 0-20 L
4. 50,267 10-19-91 Texas A&M 12-34 L
5. 50,000 11-5-60 Texas 7-12 L
6. 49,500 10-27-56 Texas A&M 13-19 L
7. 48,756 10-19-85 Texas A&M 20-15 W
8. 48,500 9-15-79 Texas A&M 17-7 W
T8. 48,500 11-22-80 Texas 16-0 W
10. 48,394 11-11-72 Texas A&M 3-17 L
11. 47,900 11-6-76 Arkansas 7-7 T
12. 47,200 9-20-75 Arkansas 3-41 L
13. 46,812 10-17-87 Texas A&M 10-34 L
14. 46,300 9-20-75 Auburn 10-10 T
15. 46,000 9-15-73 Oklahoma 14-42 L
T15. 46,000 11-8-80 Arkansas 42-15 W
17. 45,800 9-10-77 Texas Tech 7-17 L
18. 45,649 11-24-90 Texas 13-23 L
19. 45,565 10-21-89 Texas A&M 11-14 L
20. 45,500 11-20-76 Texas 20-10 W

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