Business View Magazine | November 2019

199 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 BUFFALO STADIUM T he West Texas A&M Buffaloes is the NCAA Division II, Lone Star Conference football team at West Texas A&M University located in Canyon, Texas, in the state’s panhandle. The school’s first football team was fielded in 1910, and by the 1930s, the Buffs were playing their home games in the on-campus Buffalo Stadium, built by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. In the late 1950s the school acquired some land north of campus and built what became known as the Buffalo Bowl, a 20,000-seat stadium that was renamed the Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in 1971, in honor of the late, West Texas State University football coach and Athletic Director, Frank Kimbrough. “At the time when it opened in 1959, it was a fairly state-of-the-art stadium,” says HOME OF THE BUFFS