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75th anniversary of Reynolds-Razorback Stadium

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The 2013 season marks the 75th anniversary of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which was opened in 1938, and the University of Arkansas Athletic Department has a season-long interactive celebration planned.

The first game in the stadium, which opened with an original capacity of 13,500, was a 27-7 Razorback win over Oklahoma A&M on Sept. 24, 1938. The stadium was officially dedicated during the Oct. 8 game against Baylor later that season. Arkansas has an all-time record of 166-81-2 (.667) inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, which has undergone numerous expansions to its current 72,000 capacity.

"As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, we wanted to find a way to engage the passionate Razorback fans who have helped shape the history of our program and the legacy of our on-campus home," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "During the course of the 2013 football season, we invite fans to look back on many of the greatest moments in Razorback history while celebrating the 75 years of the Home of the Razorbacks. While we revisit the history of our stadium, we also recognize the responsibility we have, in this generation, to plan and preserve the future of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and position our program for success in the next 75 years."

The Razorbacks kick off their 2013 season Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. on FSN against Louisiana inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. A limited number of season tickets are still available. Tickets for Fayetteville and Little Rock games may be purchased online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com or by contacting the UA Ticket Office at 800-982-HOGS (4647).