Hardy M. Graham Stadium
For more than 80 years, the UT Martin football stadium has been home to countless games, screaming fans, and numerous gridiron legends. This field was one of the first lighted stadiums in West Tennessee. In 2001 against Gardner-Webb, the stadium was named in honor of Hardy M. Graham a long time donor and supporter of the university. Graham’s financial contributions to the university have exceeded $1 million over the past 40 years.
The playing surface was officially named H. K. Grantham Field in 1974 when UT Martin hosted Nicholls State. Grantham was the coach of the football, baseball, and men’s basketball teams. He also headed the department of physical education and served as director of athletics.
The stadium accommodates 7,500 fans with nearly 1,900 chairback seats. About 1,200 are located on the east side. There are 400 chairbacks on the west side. A new artificial surface, Field Turf, replaced the natural grass on H.K. Grantham Field. The new playing surface features orange end zones with UT Martin and Skyhawks stitched in each end zone.