LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Football fans won’t help but notice the changes to War Memorial Stadium (WMS) when they arrive for the “Battle Line Rivalry” between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mizzou Tigers on Nov. 29.
Since Gov. Asa Hutchinson put the stadium under the umbrella of Arkansas Parks and Tourism in 2017, the 70-year-old venue has received several significant upgrades. That same year, a new high-definition video board/scoreboard was installed. This year, the entire field was completely replaced with new artificial turf.
“The turf and the scoreboard are both state-of-the-art,” said WMS manager Justin Dorsey. “Anyone who hasn’t been here in a while will definitely appreciate these upgrades. Our field is now one of the best to play on in the state.”
The event is returning to Little Rock on the Friday following Thanksgiving and has a 1:30 p.m. kickoff time. Tailgating will open on the War Memorial grounds at 6 a.m.
Fans will also notice a change to the beverages that are sold at the game. Due to recent changes in SEC regulations, beer will be available at an Arkansas Razorback game.
For the second year, WMS will offer online reservations for tailgating.