McNeese State's Cowboy Stadium has traditionally been one of the most feared places to play for opposing teams.
Dubbed “The Hole” for its unique design and layout, the stadium was constructed in 1965 and renovated and expanded to a 17,410 seating capacity in 1975. Added in 1998 was a $3 million, three tier press box. In 2005, a new scoreboard and sound system ($1.1 million renovation) debuted. And in 2008, a GEOMAX2 artificial turf was put in and seating increased to 17,610 with the completion of the new athletic field house that features 200 box seats that overlook the north endzone.
Throughout its 49-year history, Cowboy Stadium has hosted standout players such as Roger Staubach (Pensacola Navy, 1968), Terry Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech, 1967 and 1969), Jackie Smith (Northwestern State, 1960), Chad Pennington (Marshall, 1995), Daunte Culpepper (Central Florida, 1995), just to name a few.