Stadiums by Munsey & Suppes
Baseball Basketball Football Hockey
Olympics Race Tracks Soccer © 1996-2017 by 
  Paul Munsey & Cory Suppes 
  Awards & Publicity 

  CFL Past, Present & Future Stadiums 
  MLB Past, Present & Future Ballparks 
  NBA Past, Present & Future Arenas 

  NCAA Past, Present & Future Stadiums 

  Atlantic Coast Conference 
  Atlantic Ten Conference 
  Big East Conference 
  Big Ten Conference 
  Big Twelve Conference 
  Conference USA 
  Ivy League Conference 
  Mid America Conference 
  Mountain West Conference 
  Pacific Twelve Conference 
  Southeastern Conference 
  Sun Belt Conference 
  *Apogee Field 
  *Cajun Field 
  *FIU Stadium 
  *Houchens Industries–L.T. Smith Stadium 
  *Indian Stadium 
  *Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium 
  *Lockhart Stadium 
  *Malone Stadium 
  *Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium 
  Western Athletic Conference 

  NFL Past, Present & Future Stadiums 
  NHL Past, Present & Future Arenas 
  Olympic Past & Future Stadiums 

  NCAA Football Tickets 

  Atlantic Coast Conference Tickets 
  Big East Conference Tickets 
  Big Ten Conference Tickets 
  Big Twelve Conference Tickets 
  Conference USA Tickets 
  Independent Tickets 
  Ivy League Conference Tickets 
  Mid America Conference Tickets 
  Mountain West Conference Tickets 
  Pacific 12 Conference Tickets 
  Southeast Conference Tickets 
  Sun Belt Conference Tickets 
  *Arkansas State Indians Tickets 
  *Florida Atlantic Owls Tickets 
  *Florida International Golden Panthers Tickets 
  *Louisiana Ragin Cajuns Tickets 
  *Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Tickets 
  *North Texas Eagles Tickets 
  *Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Tickets 
  *Troy Trojans Tickets 
  *Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Tickets 
  Western Athletic Conference Tickets 

  MLB Tickets 
  NASCAR Tickets 
  NBA Tickets 
  NCAA Basketball Tickets 
  NCAA Football Tickets 
  NFL Tickets 
  NHL Tickets 
  Olympic Tickets 
  Soccer Tickets 
  Concert Tickets 
  Golf Tickets 
  Theater Tickets 




Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium

Johnny Red Floyd Stadium

  Venue Particulars  
Address Faulkinberry Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone (615) 898-2551
Seating Weather
Satellite View
  Venue Resources  
Hotels, Dining & Deals in Murfreesboro

  The Facility  
Date Opened October 14, 1933
Major Renovation 1950, 1960, 1968, 1997-1998
Middle Tennessee State University
(Middle Tennessee State University)
Surface Sportexe PowerBlade Turf
Cost of Construction Unknown
Former Names Jones Field
Horace Jones Field
Capacity 31,000
Luxury Suites Unknown
Club Seats Unknown
  Other Facts  
Tenants Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
(NCAA) (1933-Present)
Population Base 1,500,000
On Site Parking 1,000
Nearest Airport Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (MBT)

Sources: Mediaventures

Officially named Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium/Horace Jones Field in 1968. Set on the northwest end of campus, Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation over the past few years to make it one of the premier facilities in the region and the Sun Belt Conference.

The stadium opened its doors on October 14, 1933 with a scoreless tie against Jacksonville State.

Originally built as two sideline grandstands on either side of an outdoor track, it was enlarged in 1940, 1960, 1968, and most recently in 1998 to bring it to its current configuration as an octagonal bowl.

The move to NCAA Division I-A football was the catalyst for the most recent renovation to Floyd Stadium. On August 24, 1995, the University announced plans for a $25 million renovation, which was approved by the State Building Commission. After a lengthy bid process, ground was officially broken for the stadium in January of 1997 with Turner Construction handling the project.

Upon completion, the stadium featured 30,788 seats with only the east side grandstands remaining from the original structure. The old press box gave way to a five-story tower including luxury suites on the third level, a large press area and a few suites on the fourth level, and a camera deck on the fifth level. The renovation also included the addition of more chair-back seats as well as a club level.

In addition to the spectator facilities, the stadium complex includes a team meeting room, position meeting rooms, a 10,000 square foot weight room for all Middle Tennessee teams, an academic center for Blue Raider student-athletes, and access to Murphy Athletic Center from the stadium via a walkway. The stadium also allows for further expansion that would provide an increase of approximately 40,000 seats, putting capacity over the 70,000 mark.

The first game in the renovated stadium took place on Sept. 5, 1998. The game, in which Middle Tennessee hosted local rival Tennessee State, drew a school record 27,568 fans. The attendance helped push Middle Tennessee over the top for its I-A qualifying attendance of 17,000 per game.

The most recent upgrade came during the summer of 2007 when a new state-of-the-art video board was installed. The 18'x32' Daktronics display board will enhance the overall atmosphere and bring fans even closer to the action.

During the summer of 2006, a new synthetic surface was installed to replace the outdated artificial turf. The surface is by Sportexe and the brand used is PowerBlade, which is a special monofilament polyethylene infilled system designed to maximize player speed and performance and provide superior shock absorbency. Middle Tennessee is the first school in the country to use this top-of-the-line surface.

The following is a rundown of the other facelifts that have been added during the 72-year history of Floyd Stadium:

1948: Permanent concrete stands added to Horace Jones Field to bring capacity to 6,200.

1960: Horace Jones Field expanded to 10,000 seats and a press area was added.

1968: Facility officially becomes Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium/Horace Jones Field.

1968: Seating capacity expanded to 14,000. In addition, a larger press box was added.

1971: Artificial turf was installed and natural grass became a thing of the past. First game on the new turf was Oct. 2, 1971 against Chattanooga.

1998: $25 million renovation expands seating capacity to 30,788 and the old press box gave way to a five tower facility with a club level, suites, press floor, and a camera deck.

2006: A new synthetic surface was installed to give the Blue Raiders one of the top surfaces in the country.

2007: A new state-of-the-art video board with an 18'x32' display was installed.

Located on the northwest section of campus, the stadium was originally known as Jones Field when it opened on October 14, 1933 with a scoreless tie against Jacksonville State University. Originally built as two sideline grandstands on either side of a track, it was enlarged in 1950, 1960, 1968 and most recently in 1997-98 to bring it to its current configuration as an octagonal bowl with an expanded west (home) side, and a second deck along the north, northeast and east sides. No second deck was built on the west stands due to it being immediately adjacent to the Murphy Athletic Center and other facilities. The field is artificial, most recently replaced in 2006 with Sportexe PowerBlade turf, whereas until 1970 it used natural grass. The stadium obtained its current name on November 3, 1979 to honor Johnny Floyd, a longtime football coach at the school.

It also serves as the stadium for the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSSAA) State High School Football Championships. It previously served as the home stadium for Riverdale and Oakland high schools, for a long period when those schools did not have stadiums. It later was the home stadium for Siegel High for a short period, when construction as a stadium was delayed. Floyd Stadium opened in 1933 and seats 31,000 people.

Source: Middle Tennessee State Athletics

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
Johnny Red Floyd Stadium

1933-Present © 1996-2017 by Munsey & Suppes.