Friday Night Stampede celebrates 100 years of Mustang spirit Sept. 19, 2014

SMU football fans celebrate in Ford StadiumSMU celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mustang football with a series of special events the night before the first home game of the 2014 season.

The Friday Night Stampede begins with the dedication of the new Mustang Band Hall near Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. The festivities include a block party that starts at 7:30 p.m. on Mustang Mall, between the Doak Walker and Mustang statues, followed by a Mustang Band concert and pep rally at 8:30 p.m. in Doak Walker Plaza.

The evening will culminate with a unique event: For the first time, the cupolas of Armstrong Commons and the Laura Lee Blanton Building will be illuminated with ceremonial lighting.

Red spirit attire is encouraged. RSVP online at the SMU Community blog.