BULLDAWG STADIUM – HOME OF THE HEART OF TEXAS BOWL
After playing their games on the campus of what’s known as Crossroads High School for many years, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs moved from downtown to uptown in time for the 1967 football season.
Bulldawg fans packed the new ball yard on Williams St. for the first time to watch Copperas Cove and county rival Gatesville, which was quarterbacked by future Bulldawgs assistant coach Jerry Morgan, mix it up.
The outcome of that game is lost in the mists of time, but Bulldawg stadium has continued to be one of the finest football facilities in central Texas. With an original capacity of roughly 4,500, expansions of the stadium over the years have expanded seating to 10,000.
Rarely is there a home Friday night game when you can still get a ticket on the home side. A new home side two-level pressbox was added to give local media, game announcers, clock operators and technicians more room to work. Bulldawg Stadium was the home of two first in Central Texas.
In the mid-1980’s, no field between Waco and Austin sported a 25 second clock, but Copperas Cove debuted them in 1986, paid for by community donations. Then in 2004, known as the Dawg-A-Tron was erected on the fields north end.
The GPS address of Bulldawg Stadium is 404 Williams St, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
From the East (Killeen): Enter Copperas Cove on Hwy 190. Take a left at the second stop light on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. To access Visitor side parking take the second right, Williams Street.
From the West (Lampasas): Enter Copperas Cove on Hwy 190. Take a right on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. To access Visitor side parking take the second right, Williams Street.
|Address:||425 Williams St. — Copperas Cove, Texas 76522||Map Link|
|Owner:||Copperas Cove ISD||Track:||Yes|
|Stadium Type:||High School||Playing Surface:||Artificial|
|Year Opened:||1965||Turf Type:||AstroPlay|
|Home Team(s):||Copperas Cove Bulldawgs|