Ford Stadium upgrades to be ready for SMU’s 2013 football season

SMU's Ford Stadium at night
SMU’s Ford Stadium will get seven new suites and a 233-seat Hall of Champions Club in an upgrade to be completed for the 2013 football season.

SMU has announced another round of Ford Stadium upgrades, adding a new 233-seat Hall of Champions Club and seven new suites in time for the 2013 season and SMU’s move to the BIG EAST.

The new Club and suites will feature an indoor/outdoor design that will allow fans to enjoy both indoor amenities and outdoor ambience.

>  Check out artist renderings of the new Ford Stadium upgrades

The new upgrades come on the heels of nearly $3 million in stadium improvements prior to the 2011 season, including upgrades to the football locker room and team meeting rooms as well as a new playing surface. Those renovations included a new team meeting room with stadium-style seating as well as renovated positional meeting rooms.

Changes to the locker room included the creation of a new team lounge, as well as new lockers, updated graphics and audio/visual equipment.

For more information about premium seating opportunities in Ford Stadium or Moody Coliseum, please call the Mustang Club at 214-SMU-CLUB (768-2582).

> Read the full story at SMU News

Sports: SMU celebrates BIG EAST, big bowl victory Jan. 19, 2012

The BIG EAST welcomes SMU via this Times Square electronic billboard
The BIG EAST Conference welcomed SMU via an electronic billboard in Times Square Dec.13, 2011.

SMU celebrates its move to the BIG EAST Conference – and its victory in the 2012 BBVA Compass Bowl – with a campuswide gathering at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Athletes and coaches from the Mustang athletic teams will meet with the community, and the BBVA Compass Bowl trophy will be present for viewing.

The University will provide online streaming video coverage for those who cannot attend. Bookmark to watch the event via your web browser or mobile device. Streaming begins approximately 30 minutes before the event start time.

> Read the official press release on the BIG EAST move
> Get more information from the SMU Athletics BIG EAST FAQ
> Watch the BIG EAST celebration live at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 video
> Join the Mustang Club online