Independence Stadium is a stadium located at the Fairgrounds in Shreveport, Louisiana. Formerly known as State Fair Stadium, it is the site of the annual Independence Bowl post-season college football game, initially (1976) the Bicentennial Bowl. Prior to this, it was the home venue of the Shreveport Steamer of the short-lived World Football League (1974-75).

In 1994 and 1995, Independence stadium was home to the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League, which was undergoing US expansion at the time. The team ultimately failed due to low attendance. In the late 1990’s, the stadium was expanded from approximately 40,000 to 50,000 capacity as part of a grander upgrade plan that improved all aspects of the facility, from concourses to playing surface.

Capacity: 50,832

Tenant: Independence Bowl (NCAA)




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