Details for Yellow Jacket Stadium (Atlas Number 5507016542)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016542

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Marker Number 16542
Atlas Number 5507016542
Marker Title Yellow Jacket Stadium
Index Entry Yellow Jacket Stadium
Address 1200 West Henderson
City Cleburne
County Johnson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 650443
UTM Northing 3579483
Subject Codes sports topics; buildings; Federal programs
Marker Year 2010
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text In 1939, work began to replace Rhome Field, where Cleburne High played home football games for twenty years. The Works Projects Administration (WPA) provided most of the funding for the new $80,000 stadium built from concrete and rough cut Somervell County limestone. It opened in fall 1941, with ivy-covered stands, pilasters, seating for 3800, ticket windows, and dressing rooms. The stadium has hosted football games, other sports, and community events. The 1959 state co-championship team, coached by Brooks Conover, played on this field. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010