|Location||3701 W State Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas|
|Owner||Corsicana Independent School District|
|Opened||September 15, 2006|
|Construction cost||$18 million|
| Corsicana High School (2006–present)|
Navarro College (2006–present)
Heritage Bowl (Corsicana) (2017–)
Tiger Stadiumis a 10,001-capacity high school and junior collegiate American football, track and field and soccer stadium adjacent to Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas. It is the current home of the Corsicana Tigers football, track and field, and soccer teams, the Navarro College Bulldogs football team, and the Heritage Bowl (Corsicana), an NCAA Division II Football Bowl Game.
The sports complex began its history as part of a larger $44.5 million bond project that was passed in 2004 to enlarge the high school, renovate and expand Collins Middle School and improve facilities for sports and other extracurricular activities at both schools. Tiger Stadium sits on about 30 acres (120,000 m2) of a 116-acre (0.47 km2) site bought by the Corsicana Independent School District in 2004 in anticipation of the new stadium. Tiger Stadium replaces Tiger Field, which opened in 1961, as the home for the Corsicana Tigers and Navarro College Bulldogs. The stadium has not only hosted games for the main tenants, but has also recently been used as a neutral site along with other newer high school, collegiate and professional stadiums in Texas in the University Interscholastic League's annual Texas State Football Playoffs.
Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. It is located on Interstate 45, some 58 mi (89 km) south of downtown Dallas. The population was 23,770 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Navarro County.
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The 2017 Tarleton State Texans football team represented Tarleton State University in the 2017 NCAA Division II football season. They were led by head coach Todd Whitten, who was in his consecutive second season at Tarleton State and sixth overall at head coaching the Texans. The Texans played their home games at Memorial Stadium and were members of the Lone Star Conference. The Texans finished the regular season with a 6–5 record, 4–4 in the LSC, and tie for fourth place in the Lone Star Conference. The Texans were invited to play in the inaugural Corsicana Bowl in Corsicana, Texas against Central Oklahoma. TSU lost 38-31.
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