On August 25, a new Historic Stadium Caucus was announced, and Auburn’s Jordan-Hare stadium was included in the list of 18 stadiums that are protected by the caucus. Here’s what you need to know.
The new Historic Stadium Caucus
A new nonpartisan caucus has launched, aimed at preserving legendary, iconic football stadiums across the nation. The caucus is focused on three areas:
- Enhancements to security and safety
- Technological upgrades
- Infrastructure upgrade funding
Currently, 18 stadiums are participating in the caucus, including Jordan-Hare Stadium. Other SEC school stadiums included are Davis Wade Stadium (Mississippi State University), Tiger Stadium (LSU) and Vaught–Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field (Ole Miss).
“History is the soul of these stadiums, and they hold a special place in the heart of our communities as valuable engines for economic impact and emergency preparedness.”Jens Weiden, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Rose Bowl Stadium (BusinessWire)
A bit of history on Jordan-Hare Stadium
Jordan-Hare Stadium, home of the War Eagle Flight and Aubie’s favorite environment, hosted its first football game in 1939. The name comes from Ralph “Shug” Jordan and Clifford Leroy Hare. Jordan is Auburn’s all-time winningest football coach, and Hare was on the original Auburn football team. In addition, Hare was president of the old Southern Conference and chairman of Auburn’s Faculty Athletic Committee.
However, that wasn’t Jordan-Hare’s original name—Auburn Stadium was. Then, it was Cliff Hare stadium. Now, it’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, an iconic name in Auburn an beyond.
“It is important to remember that these historic stadiums are not just grass, goalposts, and concrete. They are a point of pride for cities and states where generations have come together to cheer, celebrate, and create lasting memories.”Dedan Brozino, President, Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation (BusinessWire)
With a capacity of 87,451, this stadium brings together massive crowds each year to cheer on the Auburn Tigers. With help from the new Historic Stadium Caucus, it will for years to come.
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