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M. M. Roberts Stadium
Carlisle-Faulkner Field
"The Rock at Southern Miss"

M. M. Roberts Stadium

  Venue Resources  
Address College Drive & Eagle Walk
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone (601) 266-4503
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  The Facility  
Date Opened October 29, 1932
Major Renovation 1976, 2007
Ownership
(Management)
University of Southern Mississippi
(University of Southern Mississippi)
Surface Momentum Turf
Cost of Construction $0
Cost of Renovation $6.3 Million
(1976)
$31.9 Million
(2007)
Stadium Financing Privately Financed
Former Names Faulkner Field
(1932-1975)
Capacity 41,000
Luxury Suites Unknown
Club Seats Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
(NCAA) (1976-Present)
Population Base 45,000
On Site Parking Unknown
Nearest Airport Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)


Sources: Mediaventures

M. M. Roberts Stadium

Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium is the focal point on Southern Miss' campus during football game days in Hattiesburg, Miss. With all the excitement and atmosphere surrounding the game, there isn't a better place to be. The stadium, which is affectionately known to the Golden Eagle faithful as "The Rock at Southern Miss," has been home to a number of Southern Miss football standouts, including the likes of Reggie Collier, Brett Favre, Ray Guy, Derrick Nix and Sammy Winder.

Since the opening of M.M. Roberts Stadium in 1976, Southern Miss has accumulated a winning percentage of 73 percent at home.

The Southern Miss Department of Athletics stadium renovation capital campaign "Building Dominance," debuts this fall with the completion of several projects.

Funding from this campaign allowed the athletic department to implement the major phases of a renovation and additions study that will include such major projects as luxury suites, club-level seating, elevators on each side of the south end zone and a visiting team locker room. In a later phase, an academic center will be finished in the South End Zone Complex and the press box will be renovated.

In addition, a new state-of-the-art scoreboard was installed prior to the 2007 season. The scoreboard has three video boards, two smaller ones along the sides, along with a big board in the north end zone that is in high definition.

The stadium was dedicated on September 25, 1976, with Southern Miss hosting intrastate-rival Ole Miss. Even though it seems like recent history, the stadium history dates back to October 29, 1932.

On that date, State Teachers College defeated Spring Hill College, 12-0, as some 4,000 fans looked on from wooden bleachers. On this homecoming date, the playing field was dedicated as "Faulkner Field" in honor of local businessman L. E. Faulkner, who provided the materials and equipment to build the original facility.

Over the past several years, a number of improvements have been made to the field and stadium. In 1989, the playing field had a new irrigation system installed. The Robert "Ace" Cleveland Press Box and president's box was renovated and chairback seating was added to the west side of the stadium.

In 2002, the lighting system was upgraded to provide brighter lighting and two new poles were added, one in each end zone, making it possible to televise night games without the expense of portable lights, as well as enhancing fans' enjoyment of the game.

The playing field at M. M. Roberts Stadium underwent a name change in the 2004 summer when it was renamed Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium in honor of entrepreneur, Southern Miss graduate and Golden Eagle supporter, Gene Carlisle, who provided outstanding support and contribution to the Athletics Department and the University - much of which went to the installation of a new playing surface - Momentum Turf by Sportexe.

M. M. Roberts Stadium

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

M. M. Roberts Stadium
M. M. Roberts Stadium

1932-Present


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