The Old Baylor Stadium

Baylor Stadium, located about four miles from Baylor on South Valley Mills Drive, was opened in 1950 with a Baylor Game against the Houston Cougars. It cost $1.8 million to build, and sat 50,000 people. At halftime of the homecoming game on November 5, 1988, it was renamed “Floyd Casey Stadium” by the son of Floyd Casey, Carl B. Casey of Dallas, who gave $5 million towards an $8 million stadium renovation project. The final game in Floyd Casey Stadium was played on December 7, 2013, against the Texas Longhorns, where the attendance record of 51, 728 was established. The stadium was used for 64 seasons before being replaced by McLane Stadium in 2014. Baylor Stadium/Floyd Casey Stadium was demolished on May 14, 2016. (Based on a Wikipedia article “Baylor Stadium”.)

Baylor Stadium
November 21, 1953
Photo from http://www.hemmings.com
Baylor Stadium
November 21, 1953
Photo from http://www.hemmings.com
Baylor Stadium
November 21, 1953
Photo from http://www.hemmings.com
Baylor Stadium
Baylor vs. Texas A&M, 1950
Photo from The Texas Collection, Baylor University.
Baylor Stadium
An early photo. Construction still in progress in the end zone. A US Air Force photo.
From The Texas Collection, Baylor University.
Postcard from our personal collection.

One thought on “The Old Baylor Stadium

  1. My uncle (Preston Woodward) would had loved these photos. He was a huge Baylor Bear fan. I am told that he rode on the plane with the team when it played out of town. I inherited his Baylor Bear stadium blanket and have passed it along to my cousin, Annie Keene Stewart Earp.

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