Texas Football Stadium Database

R. R. Jones Stadium

1600 N. Virginia -- El Paso, Texas 79902

One of the Top 10 High School Football Stadiums in the U.S

R. R. Jones Stadium was built in 1916 and was the site of the very first Sun Bowl and is home to El Paso High team. It always offers fantastic views of downtown El Paso from the stadium seats.

Jones was the first major concrete stadium built in the country, opening in 1916 with a seating capacity of 12,000. The stadium is the home field for El Paso (Texas) and the entire package was constructed at a cost of $500,000.

The school is nicknamed "The Lady on the Hill" because it sits on a mountainside at the foot of the Franklin Mountains. It overlooks central El Paso and its border with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The school actually wraps around the stadium and semicircular steps lead from the field directly to the main entrance of the school. Combined, they take up four city blocks.

General John J. 'Black Jack' Pershing once rode his horse down the field in Jones Stadium to help celebrate The United States entry into World War I.

Due to crumbling concrete, the stadium was rebuilt to original specifications in 1993.

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