Texas State Bobcats home now UFCU Stadium


Texas State University stadium naming rights Image: Texas State Athletics (Facebook)

For the next 15 years, the Texas State Bobcats won’t play football at the Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas (US).

‘kxan.com’ stated that the Texas State and University Federal Credit Union signed a 15-year, $23 million naming rights deal to rebrand the Bobcats’ home stadium in San Marcos as the UFCU Stadium. It’s the largest corporate naming rights sponsorship in the Sun Belt Conference, according to the university.

The Texas State Bobcats football program of the Texas State University is a part of the college football at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. They play in the Sun Belt Conference. The program began in 1904 and has an overall winning record.

The Texas State University is a public research university with its main campus in San Marcos, Texas (US) and another campus in Round Rock, Texas. Since its establishment in 1899, the university has grown to be one of the largest universities in the United States.

Indianapolis (US)-based the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletics among about 1,100 schools in the United States and one in Canada. It also organizes the athletic programs of the colleges and helps over 500,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports.

The NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as the Division I-A, is the highest level of college football in the United States. The FBS consists of the largest schools in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As of the 2024 season, there are 10 Conferences and 134 schools in FBS.

The Sun Belt Conference is a collegiate athletic Conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I since 1976. Originally a non-football Conference, the Sun Belt began sponsoring football in 2001. Its football teams participate in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

Austin (US)-based the University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is a Member-owned, non-profit credit union on a mission to advance opportunities for a better life in Central Texas. They believe in making financial health a reality in their community so that every person has the tools and guidance to achieve their financial goals and dreams.

The UFCU Stadium is a football stadium on the campus of the Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas (US). It opened in 1981 and was expanded in 2011-2012 to its present 30,000-seat capacity. The Bobcat Stadium has been the home field for the Texas State Bobcats since 1981.

Commented Kelly Damphousse, Texas State President, “The Texas State is excited to take our long-time partnership with the UFCU to this next level. This announcement is just the beginning of a relationship that will benefit our students, our university and the larger community.”

‘kxan.com’ further stated that the agreement also makes the UFCU the official credit union of the Texas State and a full-service branch will open in the Lyndon B. Johnson Student Center on campus in Fall 2024.

In their first season under Head Coach GJ Kinne, the Bobcats put together one of the best seasons in school history with an 8-5 record and the program’s first-ever Bowl victory.

With the success came the best attendance in program history. More than 127,000 went through the turnstiles in 2023, a 21 percent increase from the 2022 season.

The facility is also getting a $37 million renovation including a performance center and a weight room.

The Texas State begins the season on August 31st at the UFCU Stadium against the Lamar Cardinals of the Southland Conference of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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