Five fun facts of Yulman Stadium – Part 1

Jonathan Harvey, Online Sports Editor

Yulman is here. Brace yourself.

1. The top amenity in Yulman Stadium is the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Family Club. Average tickets by donations cost between $10,000 and $20,000. The club fits roughly 1,500 seats, a sports bar, expanded concession offerings, two clubrooms with direct views of the field, restrooms and a large space for gathering, according to yulmanstadium.com.

2. Yulman cost $73 million to construct. Tulane started construction in January 2013 and Tulane athletics has raised $50 million thus far according to yulmanstadium.com.

3. The new stadium has capacity for 30,000 people. Tulane Stadium, the old stadium, held 81,000 seats. That stadium reached from the edge of Turchin Stadium and fell atop Willow Residences and Brown Field in front of the Reily Student Recreation Center.

4. The construction crew removed 10,000 yards of dirt to accommodate the water detention system. Whether there is rain, shine or aggressive street flooding, Tulane football will go on.

5. The checkered end zones bring back that vintage feel of the old Tulane Stadium.