Yellow Jacket Stadium – Cleburne TX

Description

Text on Historical Marker at Yellow jacket Stadium:

“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.”

Source notes

Dallas Morning News, Feb. 4, 1940

Project originally submitted by Susan Kline and Tony Blalock on March 3, 2013.

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Location Info


1201 W. Henderson Street
Cleburne, TX 76033

Coordinates: 32.34198087561183, -97.40132336931151

4 comments on “Yellow Jacket Stadium – Cleburne TX

  1. Cleburne Yellow Jacket Stadium, also known as “the Rock”, was designed by my grandfather Fort Worth architect Wiley G Clarkson.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Thank you for passing along this information. We’ve added it to the site.

  2. Text on Historical Marker at Yellow jacket Stadium:

    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.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Wow– thanks for passing this along! I’ve added this info to our page for this site and credited you.

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