HALE STADIUM

  • Hale Stadium is a 15,000-seat outdoor stadium located on the campus of Tennessee State University.
  • Built in 1953 and affectionately nicknamed “The Hole”, the stadium hosted TSU Tigers football games until 1999, home games were then moved to what is now known as Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
  • The Tigers returned to Hale for three home games during the 2012 season to celebrate the 100 years of Tennessee State.
  • The Tigers defeated Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee Tech at Hale Stadium during the 2012 season.
  • The facility was named for William J. Hale, who served as TSU’s first president.
  • The stadium hosted a second-round NCAA Division I-AA playoff game in 1982, with the Tigers defeating Eastern Illinois University 20-19 in front of a crowd of 8,000.
  • During their years at Hale, TSU Football went undefeated ten times, won ten championships in the now-defunct Midwestern Conference and claimed the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 1998, its final season in the stadium, before TSU returned to Hale in 2012.