Floyd Casey Stadium has been the home of the Baylor Bear Football team since 1950. The stadium address is 150 Bear Run, Waco, TX 76711. Floyd Casey is located off of Valley Mills Drive.
After 39 years of being called the Baylor Stadium, the stadium was renamed to Floyd Casey Stadium. The year 1989 was the first full year that the new name was used. The name changed officially during halftime ceremonies of the 1988 Homecoming game against Arkansas. Long time supporter and trustee, the late Carl B. Casey of Dallas and his wife, Thelma, contributed $5 million to the stadium's renovation project in honor of his father, Floyd Casey. The generous Casey's donation was part of an $8 million campaign.
Floyd Casey Stadium has undergone continual upgrades to give Baylor a facility necessary to be competitive in the Big 12 Conference. In 2006, the stadium unveiled the "I Believe" walkway as well as the Harrington Recruiting Center. The "I Believe" walkway was added to enhance the Matt Dove's Letterwinners Plaza as well as the Grant Teaff Plaza.
The Grant Teaff Plaza, first opened in 2002, orginally located at the base of the press box on the west side of the stadium. Since then the plaza has been expanded to wrap completely around the stadium. The centerpiece of the plaza is a statue honoring former Baylor head coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Grant Teaff, the programs most winning coach, who led the Bears to two Southwest Conference titles.
The first game played in the 50,000 seat stadium was September 30, 1950, a 32-7 victory over the Houston Cougars, then an independent team. The initial Southwest Conference game was November 4, 1950, a 27-20 win over the Texas A&M Aggies.
An eight-year project to change from worn wooden to modern aluminum bleachers was finished in 1981. In a renovation done in 2005, 2,028 additional chairbacks were added to the donor seating areas.
Baylor added and modernized the suite and pressbox structure on the stadium's west side in 1999. One year prior, the team meeting room area also underwent a complete renovation.
The Bear's locker room received a facelift in 2001, when the $2 million facility, one of the largest in the Big 12, was completed.
In 2002, Baylor added a 23-by-31 foot LED video screen located in the South End Zone. The project included the addition of a state-of-the-art sound system and new digital scoreboard in both end zones.
In 2004, Baylor unveiled a new synthetic turf playing surface after six seasons of play on SportGrass. The natural surface was replaced with the Prestige System playing surface.
The Carl and Thelma Casey Athletic Center is the home to the departmental offices, locker rooms, training rooms, weight facilities, a video studio and meeting facilities. The Athletic Center was open in 1991.