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SMU - Gerald J. Ford Stadium

5800 Ownby Dr
Dallas, TX 75275


Gerald J. Ford Stadium, finished in August of 2000 on the former Ownby Stadium grounds, has a horseshoe configuration with an open south end zone adjacent to Mockingbird Lane. The architecture is consistent with the Collegiate-Georgian style of the entire SMU campus and features traditional, yet state-of-the-art design concepts.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 32,000 with the possibility for future expansion to 45,000. The 32,000-seat configuration includes nearly 600 preferred club level seats and 240 seats in 24 spacious luxury suites housed in a custom, three-level press box. In addition to housing preferred club and suite seating, the air-conditioned press box provides excellent sightlines and comfortably accommodates more than 125 working print, radio and television media. The playing surface is 25 feet below ground level, with half of the stadium's seats sunk below grade, ensuring a smooth transition into the surrounding neighborhood and the remainder of the SMU campus.

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Sports Facilities

3500 Number of Parking

32000 Maximum Seating

ADA Accessible

Outdoor Facility

Air Conditioned

2000 Year Built



  • Daktronics videoboard that measures approximately 32 feet high by 45 feet wide, and a custom sound system