Donald W. Reynolds

Fayetteville, ARUniversity of Arkansas

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

The history of Razorback Stadium, or the home of University of Arkansas football, must begin with the first Razorback football fields on top of the hill and behind the first three men's dorms. The university's administration had plans for more outdoor recreational space for students and for intercollegiate competition early in the last century. The Board of Trustees in 1902 requested that all the farm buildings be moved west of Garland Avenue and asked that the Athletic Association be allowed to extend into the area occupied by those buildings. Recreational space does not coexist very well with pasture and farm buildings, for many reasons. This area east of Garland would be occupied by the university's athletics for the next 35 years.
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