On this past Friday, South Alabama made it official that they will be leaving Ladd-Peebles Stadium after the 2019 season and will have a new home come 2020 when Steve Campbell enters his third season as this program’s head football coach. School president Tony Waldrop appears to be very excited and it’s easy to understand why.
The early renderings look impressive...
South's Board of Trustees authorized preliminary work on a campus football stadium, pending confirmation of funding. The 25,000-seat facility could be ready as early as 2020. https://t.co/anPmRnSsF9 #WeAreSouth pic.twitter.com/K4Jl1rvlC4— U of South Alabama (@UofSouthAlabama) June 1, 2018
I thought South Alabama made a great hire by bringing Steve Campbell over to run their program after very successful stints as a junior college and FCS head coach. With his ties to the area, this seems like a destination spot for him and he should be the guy in Mobile for a decade or more.
It was time for this program to make a big push forward as they’ve had some success but definitely hit their head on the ceiling with Joey Jones. This new stadium, with a seating capacity around 25,000, will give their fans a more intimate feel, should bolster recruiting, and makes the future in Mobile just a bit more promising.