May 11, 2012

Past Venue: Independence Stadium

Shreveport, LA
aka State Fair Stadium

Year opened: 1925
Capacity: 53,000, up from 40,000

State Fair Stadium
Independence Stadium

Pro football tenants:
Shreveport Steamer (WFL), 1974-75
Shreveport Pirates (CFL), 1994-95

Postseason games hosted:

Other tenants of note:
Shreveport and Bossier City high schools

Notes: Hosts annual Independence Bowl, 1976 to date. Owned by City of Shreveport and located in Louisiana State Fairgrounds along with two other sports venues, Fairgrounds Field and Hirsch Coliseum. Venue is used for high school football and soccer matches. FieldTurf installed in 2010. WFL Steamer started 1974 as Houston Texans but franchise was shifted to Shreveport at midseason. 

Fate: Still in use.