Not your daddy’s Paulson

William Cheney

The Allen E. Paulson Stadium that currently sits at the Erk Russell Athletic Park is quite a different sight than the Paulson that broke ground in 1984. The 2014 version of Paulson is not only the landmark that marks Georgia Southern’s unprecedented move to the FBS, but it is also a time capsule which can be used to display the program’s storied history of success.

The most glaring addition to the “Prettiest Little Stadium in America” is the Football Operations Center. The FOC honors the past by incorporating a hall of fame exhibit, along with a chronology of the program’s most illustrious players and team accomplishments.

While honoring the past, the new-look Paulson also paves the way for the future of Eagle Nation. The addition of an upper deck to the north stands will allow the Blue and White to hear the roar of over 24,000 fans when the new video board is playing the clip of Erk reminding the crowd: “Hey ladies, hey gentlemen, hey everybody…One more time for the Greatest Team in America!”