In the ongoing effort to make McNeese Cowboys Football Stadium a great facility, The University's Athletic Department has announced they have received funding for new fencing for the stadium.

The Cowboy Club and the Petrochem Athletic Association, athletic booster clubs at McNeese State, have provided funding for new fencing on the northeast corner of Cowboy Stadium.

McNeese athletic director Tommy McClelland made the announcement of the support of the two clubs for the project which will be completed in conjunction with the new Jack Doland Field House.

“We certainly thank the Cowboy Club and the Petrochem Athletic Association for their continuing efforts in making McNeese athletics the best that it can be,” he said. “This is an enhancement that fans will enjoy for years to come.”

The project is identical to the fencing that will be constructed on the west side. There had been no funding for the east side until the Cowboy Club and the Petrochem stepped up with $89,000 for the construction which includes all phases of the project such as demolition and improvement of the existing area.

Project architect Gayle Zembower said that the fencing (identical on each side) will be about 120 feet in length.

“I will be pre-finished aluminum in black,” he said, “with limestone capped columns. There will be a pair of 16’ x 12’ aluminum gates on each side making for a 30 foot wide entrance to the stadium.”

The height of the fencing outside the gate area will be eight feet.

He added that the McNeese “M” will be placed on each gate and that the area will be paved and the paving will connect with the circular concrete path that goes around the inside of the stadium.

Zembower also added that a pair of 30’ light poles will be constructed outside the gate with brackets for banners.

The new fencing will be tied into the old fencing but McClelland said that the plan is to eventually put the new fencing around the entire stadium.

He added that anyone wishing to join the Cowboy Club or Petrochem Athletic Association should contact Pam McGough at the McNeese athletic development department (562-4141).

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With the new Jack Doland Field House moving along, I think this just will add more character and beautify the stadium even more making Cowboys Stadium the best facility for Football in the Southland Conference!!!