College Stadium Review: Donald W Reynolds Stadium

WWOOOOOOOOOOOO PIG SOOEY!!!! That is the sound of 76,000 Arkansas fans “Calling the Hogs” in another glorious SEC football tradition that makes fall Saturdays in the south the best time of your life! Donald W Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville is one of those stadiums you must visit at some point if you call yourself a football fan.

Opening in 1938, Donald W Reynolds Stadium has hosted Hog football as they have been a powerhouse program in the old Southwest Conference where they battled teams from Texas to get to the Cotton Bowl and now the SEC West, the best conference and best division in the game today as they try to get into the College Football Playoffs.

When you go to a game at Donald W Reynolds Stadium, you not only get to watch one of the SEC West goliaths, but most weeks you get to see two of them go head to head. This season, the Hogs are coming off of a very successful run in 2014 that saw them win the Texas Bowl over one of their big rivals, the Texas Longhorns 34-7.

Graphic via capturearkansas


Donald W Reynolds Stadium crowds have seen the Razorbacks win the National Championship in 1964 and 19 conference championships in their long and illustrious history. The “Calling the Hogs” chant is one of the most recognizable college football traditions and gives Donald W Reynolds Stadium a unique atmosphere you must experience in person.

As with all the SEC schools, they take their football very seriously in Arkansas and they also take their tailgating seriously as well. North of the stadium, several hours before kickoff, a sea of white tents come together to form an area known as “The Pit” where the Hog Fans will be decked out in Cardinal and “Calling the Hogs” while eating their favorites off the grills and downing some beers and cocktails as well.

Donald W Reynolds Stadium is in one beautiful college setting. With mountains in the background and the beautiful college campus all around the stadium, you will enjoy every moment of your college football weekend. Dickson St is the place to go before and after the game to eat, drink and shop. Grub’s Bar & Grill and Hog Haus Brewery are two popular hangouts for Hog fans on their football weekends to Fayetteville.

While at Donald W Reynolds Stadium you will be watching the best of the SEC while “pigging out” (get it?) on smoked pork sandwiches and turkey legs as well as something called a Woo Pig Sundae and no it is not a dessert.

Arkansas has on its 2015 home schedule at Donald W Reynolds Stadium the following:

September 5       vs Texas El-Paso

September 19     vs Texas Tech

October 24          vs Auburn

October 31        vs Tennessee-Martin

November 21    vs Mississippi State

November 27    vs Missouri

If those games are not enough for you the Hogs will also play on September 12 in Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium against Toledo and at AT&T Stadium in a neutral site game on September 26 vs Texas A&M. That makes eight opportunities to “Call the Hogs” in 2015. Get your tickets now for all of the fantastic SEC football action.  

Arkansas boasts one of the most tradition-rich programs in the country. NFL stars such as Darren McFadden, Lance Alworth, Dan Hampton, and Joe Ferguson. Frank Broyles was one of the legendary coaches to lead Arkansas football as well as Lou Holtz. Bret Bielema coaches the Hogs now after a successful run in the Big Ten at Wisconsin.

When you come to see a game at Donald W Reynolds Stadium, you are watching the best in college football. Do not delay, order your tickets now!

Graphic via fayettevilleflyer

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