Governors athletics received a boost in 1946, when the city of Clarksville opened its new Municipal Stadium at the edge of the former Austin Peay State College. The stadium became the home field forlocal schools and APSC for football games and track events.
Austin Peay, like other institutions, sought to define itself for the postwar era. Athletics helped to usher in a new identity for the college and Clarksville, and the stadium was an important part of that process.
Over the decades, tens of thousands of players, fans, marching band members, supporters, residents and visitors have spent enjoyable afternoons and evenings cheering for the Governors. In 2014, the game day experience received a boost when the University unveiled a newly renovated Fortera Stadium. The $19 million, 10,000-person facility is now one of the top venues in the Ohio Valley Conference.