If you aren't familiar with football at West Texas A&M, let us give you a brief education. WTAMU, formerly West Texas State (and West Texas Teachers) is located in Canyon, Texas - just south of Amarillo. The Buffaloes used to participate as a member of the great Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which included members like Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Texas Tech, UTEP and Hardin Simmons.
The Buffs played in the Sun Bowl twice as BIAA champs and the Tangerine bowl once. Their old home, Kimbrough Stadium was a hot ticket at times, 23,276 piled into the 20,000 seat stadium see a 2007 game vs. Eastern New Mexico.
The University announced plans to build a new, on-campus stadium opening in 2019. Designed to seat 8,500 in permanent seating and up to 14,000 including berm seating, the state of the art facility will include a video board and ribbon boards as well as suites for the high rollers. The price tag is $38.8 million.
WTAMU joins Mary Hardin Baylor, Angelo State, and Abilene Christian to build new stadiums in the last few years.