A business leader with experience in the financial services and agriculture industries, Sydney, Australia, resident Tim Hornibrook, received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, which he attended on a full football scholarship. Although home games were played in the Louisiana Superdome during Tim Hornibrook’s time at Tulane, the school’s games are now played at the university’s own football stadium.
Yulman Stadium’s inaugural game was played on September 6, 2014, the first time in 39 years that a home game was played on Tulane’s Uptown New Orleans campus. Tulane’s original stadium was built in 1926 and was the site of the annual Sugar Bowl as well as Super Bowls IV, VI, and IX. The stadium was condemned upon the opening of the Louisiana Superdome (presently known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in 1975.
The new stadium’s name honors donors Richard and Janet Yulman. Richard Yulman, a member of the Board of Tulane, donated $15 million to the construction of the stadium, a $55 million facility. The opening night of the stadium, the first home game of Tulane’s 2014 football season, boasted a sellout crowd and a full student section. The new stadium has contributed to a significant rise in football game attendance, as well as a new home-field advantage for the team.