Located in Pittsburg, Kansas, Carnie Smith Stadium is the home of the Pittsburg State University Gorillas and is recognized as one of the premiere venues in NCAA Division II.
Carnie Smith Stadium provides one of the strongest home field advantages in college football with seating for 8,343, and capacity for more than 10,000. Features of Carnie Smith Stadium include, 24 luxury skyboxes, Mondo Turf artificial playing surface and one of the largest video boards in college football; the 40 foot by 70 foot “JungleTron.”
In addition to numerous NCAA Division II regular season and playoff games, Carnie Smith Stadium has been the home to Kansas High School state championships, the Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star game, and two National Junior College Athletic Association championship games.
Carnie Smith Stadium also features the Prentice Gudgen Track. This historic track and field facility has hosted many events at the youth, high school and collegiate levels, including the MIAA Track and Field Championship. In 2011, Bleacher Report listed Carnie Smith Stadium as one of the “Top 50 Stadiums to See Before You Die” and one of the “Top 20 College Football Atmospheres in the Country.”