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Alcorn State University Jack Spinks Stadium

Located in Lorman, Mississippi, Alcorn State University’s football complex is a cast-in-place concrete structure with pre-cast concrete seating sections. The stadium seats 14,407 on the home side, including 153 premium seats, and can accommodate 4,972 guests on the visitor side. Dressing facilities, offices, weight training, public concessions, and public restrooms are located beneath the home grandstands. A 118-seat press box sits atop the home side.

The press box accommodates two coaches’ booths, three broadcast booths, a scoreboard and public address game operations booth, a press and print media area, a premium seating area, a sports information room, restrooms and concession areas. To supplement existing campus parking, an additional 900 parking spaces were added directly adjacent to the stadium. This project was designed and constructed under six separate phased contracts.

+ is a dynamic team working together

jesseJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
robertRob Farr, Architect


The stadium replaced Henderson Stadium and is named after former Alcorn State Braves football player Jack Spinks. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952, Spinks became the first black Mississippian to be drafted into the National Football League.


The stadium was also the college home of NFL great Steve McNair, who won the 1994 Walter Payton Award as the top player in NCAA Division I-AA, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that year. McNair is the Tennessee Titans’ all-time leading passer.