Some of the most breathtaking views at any college football stadium can be found at LaVell Edwards Stadium, with the Rocky Mountains surrounding the stadium. The history of the stadium dates back to the early 1960s when a new stadium was constructed to replace the old 5,000 Cougar Stadium. Construction began in October 1963 and was completed the following fall. It was originally known as Cougar Stadium and had a seating capacity of 28,000 in 1964. Two decades passed before any changes were made at the stadium.
In 1982, a huge expansion increased the seating capacity to 63,470. Stands were constructed on the north and south sides of the stadium, the track was removed and the field was lowered; allowing for additional seating to be built. Before the 1996 season, a new video/scoreboard was installed on the south side of the stadium. The stadium was renamed after former Cougars Coach, LaVell Edwards, after the 2000 season. A new HD video/scoreboard was installed on the north and south sides of LaVell Edwards Stadium in 20012 Today the stadium consists of a single tier box bowl with a four level press box on the west side containing 42 luxury suites.