Texas Wesleyan University will play its spring scrimmage game and five home football games of the 2017 season at Fort Worth’s historic Farrington Field, the university announced March 29, incidentally the first day of practice in pads for the Rams.
That’s where the Rams played their last home game in 1941. Farrington Field is located at 1501 University Dr., in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural district and within walking distance to the booming West 7th Street restaurants and retail.
“Saturday afternoons at a Texas Wesleyan football game will be about the fans and the love of the game,” Athletic Director Steve Trachier said in a news release. “Parking will be free and tickets are cheap. This is going to be good, old-fashioned, hard-nosed football – with a game day experience that families and all football fans will enjoy.”
Texas Wesleyan’s last home football game was played Nov. 15, 1941 at Farrington Field against the Trinity University Tigers. It was homecoming for the Rams, and Texas Wesleyan won the game, 39-0.
“Our first home game of the season will be a tribute to the 1941 team and first responders,” Head Coach Joe Prud’homme said in the release. “The men who last played for Texas Wesleyan were men of honor and it is our privilege to carry on their tradition.”
The Rams will play the spring “Blue & Gold” scrimmage game at Farrington at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Admission is free. The first home game of the season is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, against Millsaps College from Mississippi.
– FWBP Staff