By Tom Hawkins
This writer was somewhat saddened this past Saturday to learn of the final destruction of Baylor Stadium or Floyd Casey Stadium as it was known in more recent years.
Baylor Stadium was opened in 1950 and was the home of Baylor Bear football for many years. The stadium was closed when McLean Stadium opened. The final Baylor football game was played in the storied old stadium in December of 2013.
As a young school boy, yours truly, remembers attending numerous BU football games. In those day a youngster or teenager could be seated in the end zone for 50 cents. Those 50 cent tickets were called “knot-hole” tickets.
My brother, Jack W. Hawkins, recalls that the Groesbeck Boys Scouts were often invited to assist with the parking or other such duties at Baylor Stadium for free tickets.