A long-awaited date for Wildcats, Sept. 16 marks the grand opening of the new Wildcat Stadium and the first home game of the season. Four players shared what they are most looking forward to about the upcoming game on Anthony Field.
Kade Parmelly, freshman offensive lineman: “One thing I am looking forward to about playing in the new stadium is being able to contribute to what all the seniors and juniors have worked extremely hard for. They have been through a lot to finally have a home stadium to play in, and anything I can do to contribute to the team is what I’m looking forward to.”
Tracy James Jr., redshirt sophomore running back: “I’m looking mostly for a win in the new stadium, we are bringing football back to campus, so it’s our job to come out with a win. This game has more meaning than what others would think.”
Sam Denmark, senior middle linebacker: “The thing I’m looking forward to the most for the new stadium is playing at home in front of the crowd. Finally, to see a stadium on campus after years of hearing about it, we can finally see it come true! As a Senior, it’s incredible to see how nice the stadium is because we can truly appreciate it. The locker room is incredible and it stands out amongst the top in the FCS.”
Hunter Lees, senior wide receiver: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the past ACU alumnus and the present students’ reaction to the new stadium. It has been a long time since we’ve had football on our campus, so I’m expecting the atmosphere to be incredible. The new traditions we’ll be starting are definitely going to bring a great deal of pride back to ACU football. In the end, our goal is to defend our new home here on campus and bring back the winning ways of ACU football.”