Malone Stadium is the home of the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in Northeastern Louisiana. ULM is part of the Sun Belt Conference in college football’s FBS Division. College football is not just a sport in Louisiana. It is an event. They take their football seriously in Louisiana and Malone Stadium is no exception. They also take their tailgating seriously in Louisiana too.
The Sun Belt Conference is home to some of college football’s up-and-coming programs. Many of the schools who come into Malone Stadium are former champions in the FCS Subdivision and are now trying to join the upper echelon of the sport. Teams like Appalachian State and Louisiana Lafayette have already made an impact with a big upset in recent seasons and ULM is among those who have pulled off a shocker. ULM beat the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks in 2012 and in the following two weeks, they took the Auburn Tigers into overtime and stated within five points of the Baylor Bears. Last season the Warhawks added the ACC to their list when they beat Wake Forest.
The Sun Belt Conference has five bowl tie-ins including the New Orleans Bowl and the Cure Bowl at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. There is also the Austin Bowl at the University of Texas and two bowls in college football mad Alabama, the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery and the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile. The Warhawks will be trying to qualify for one of these spots as they take on the best of the SUN Belt at Malone Stadium.
This season’s schedule includes Nicholls State, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Arkansas State and New Mexico State.
Georgia Southern will bring their triple option running attack to Malone Stadium. If you’ve never seen it in person you will want to check it out. Two seasons ago, the Eagles went into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and beat the Florida Gators without one passing yard! Yet another Sun Belt upset of one of the elite.
Come out to Malone Stadium this fall and enjoy some great college football action in a small southern college town. You will find some great food and fun for all ages that will be easy on the family budget. Watch the Warhawks win while enjoying some fine concessions items such as Burgers, nachos, hot dogs and popcorn.
Tailgating at the Grove is not only an Ole Miss thing. They have their own version at ULM where you will have a great time before the game. After the game you will want to check out the Waterfront Grille for a fantastic view of the bayou and a lot of tasty menu choices. Or if you want to watch some more college football, try Bobo’s Sports Bar & Grill where you can eat some wings and watch the game.
Malone Stadium holds almost 31,000 fans which is not too small, but small enough to get a good view of the field no matter where you sit.
The fans at the Warhawks games are passionate about their team but not so much that if you are a visiting fan that you should be nervous about supporting your team. Get your tickets now for some great Warhawks action at Malone Stadium!