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Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

The 2012 season will be WKU's 45th in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, and the third since the facility underwent a massive renovation.

The renovation of Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium began in April 2006 and featured the construction of a new west side of the stadium while also including a significant renovation of the stadium's existing east side. The stadium's capacity now stands at 22,113. The first phase of the renovation to Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium involved improving the existing east side structure.

Construction began on the West grandstand prior to the start of the 2007 season. The new side of the stadium contains approximately 5,000 seats, including an 832-seat club level, along with new concession stands and restrooms. The building also houses new football offices and a new weight room (10,000 square feet), training room (8,500 square feet), locker room (10,000 square feet) and equipment area. A new berm has been built behind the North end zone, giving Topper fans an opportunity to enjoy the game from a different view. A new 48'x70' scoreboard, installed behind the berm, includes an 18'x31' video board.

Other improvements to the existing structure include locker rooms and offices for women's soccer, and men's and women's track along with the addition of a new academic advising center that includes office space for advisors, tutoring rooms, a large study hall room and a computer laboratory.

The Hilltoppers have put together a .500 or better record in 30 campaigns since the stadium opened in 1968.

 

Directions To Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

From Natcher Parkway

  • Get off on the second exit (Exit 7) from Natcher Parkway.
  • Turn left onto Russellville Road.
  • Follow Russellville Road to University Boulevard adn turn left.
  • The baseball, football and basketball facilities will all be on your right in that order.

From Cumberland Parkway

  • Get onto I-65 South to Nashville.
  • Take first Bowling Green exit (Exit 28) by the Corvette Museum.
  • The road will divide; take the left road that becomes Louisville Road.
  • Follow Louisville Road until it becomes University Boulevard.
  • Turn left at the Stadium.

From I-65

  • Take exit #20 to the Natcher Parkway.
  • Follow this to Exit 7.
  • Turn right onto Russellville Road.
  • Follow Russellville Road to University Boulevard and turn left.
  • The baseball, football, and basketball facilities will all be on your right in that order.