Why Yulman Stadium?
Tulane University has re-invented itself since Hurricane Katrina. That experience triggered a profound and permanent change to the culture of Tulane University and in 2006, Tulane became the first national research institution to integrate public service into its core curriculum for undergraduates. Today, the entire university community is committed to public service.
Powered by our dedication to civic engagement, which complements our strengths in research and education, Tulane has become a stronger institution. The university’s resolve to tie its future to that of its neighbors is unequivocal and here to stay. The name for our collective community initiatives is Tulane Empowers.
Yulman Stadium is an excellent example of Tulane Empowers and will serve as a tangible catalyst for the university’s efforts to serve the community. It will do so in the following ways:
- It will serve as an economic engine in New Orleans, creating jobs and benefiting local businesses.
- The stadium will provide improved facilities for the Devlin S-AFE Center (Tulane Athletics’ community outreach organization) and for other university departments, since the stadium will include meeting spaces.
- In addition to being used for Tulane football practice almost year round, the stadium will provide a beautiful on-campus venue for fans to experience Division I Football in New Orleans at least six times a year.
Read Architect/stadium use presentation – June 6, 2012 forum (PDF)