(Dream a reality: Faulkner Stadium officially opened on Sept. 22, 2012 )
John Mark Stallings Field at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium was constructed in two phases. JMS Field was named for the late son of former Alabama head football coach Gene Stallings and was dedicated in the fall of 2010.
Through the 2011-12 athletic season, JMS Field was used as the football team's practice facility and as the home field for the Faulkner men's and women's soccer teams.
Ground was broken on the stadium early in 2012 with a seating capacity of 3,500. A statue honoring John Mark Stallings and his father will greet fans as they enter. The facility, named after Faulkner president Billy D. Hilyer in the fall of 2013, houses a state-of-the-art press box, which includes a hospitality suite; a video scoreboard; and a large concessions area with restroom facilities underneath the stands. The stadium began hosting events in the fall of 2012.
Prior to 2012 Faulkner played its home games at historic Cramton Bowl, located in the heart of downtown Montgomery, for its first five seasons. Built in 1922, the facility has enjoyed a rich history of athletic competition. For more than 60 years it was the site of the Blue-Gray All-Star Football Classic, an annual college all-star game that pitted players from schools in the south against those from institutions in the north.
Faulkner was honored to be part of Cramton Bowl's heritage.
(above: JMS Field with the stadium construction in the background)
(above: JMS Field from the north end zone)
(above: construction on the stadium is underway)
(above: Updated April 19th, construction on the stands is underway)
(above: Updated April 25th, construction on the stands continues)
(above: Updated May 22nd, construction on press box underway)
(above: Updated Aug 23rd, construction heads into the final stages)
(Fans enjoy the first-ever home game on campus)
(Faulkner edges Lindsey Wilson to go 1-0 in the new facility on opening day)
(above: Leopold D. Lee Family Fieldhouse)
(above: The mural is the first thing the players see when they come off the field)
(above: this slogan is the last thing the players see before they take the field)
(above: the locker room inside the fieldhouse)
(above: a list of upcoming opponents is always in view)
(above: the definition of football)
(above: Cramton Bowl, Faulkner football's former home)