Fouts Field
Fouts Field is the stadium of the University of North Texas, located in Denton, Texas, United States. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of the University of North Texas Eagles, also known as the Mean Green. The stadium opened in September 1952 originally named Eagle Stadium. In 1954 it was named in honor of Theron J. Fouts, former football coach, athletics director and founder of UNT's track and field program. The stadium originally consisted of the two sideline grandstands on either side of the track, which runs towards the northwest, and sat 20,000. The endzone grandstands which stretch around the track, were added in 1994 and seat another 10,500. The addition of those overflow seats brought the stadium up to its current capacity. The playing surface of Fouts Field is Sportex Omnigrass Artificial Turf, which was installed prior to the 2005 playing season.

Replacement Stadium - "New North Texas Mean Green Stadium" - ETA 2011
The University of North Texas commissioned HKS,Inc., a Dallas-based architecture firm, who previously designed the Dallas Mavericks' American Airlines Center, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, and the Texas Rangers' The Ballpark at Arlington to design a replacement stadium. The proposed 30-35,000 seat stadium (currently called " New North Texas Mean Green Stadium") has a projected price tag of $60M --- in comparison to other recently built FBS stadiums, a modest price. Despite this modest price, and significant opposition, the university administration decided to pursue building this stadium for a football team that, combined, has gone 38-65 over the last 9 years, including a 5-34 record under former coach Todd Dodge. The path to get the stadium built has been a difficult one for UNT alumni, administration, and the athletic department. The stadium was first proposed in the early 2000s when UNT created their athletics specific complex, Mean Green Village, from an abandoned golf course on the other side of I-35E, opposite of campus. Texas state law allows student athletic fees to fund up to 50% of the cost of a new football Stadium. A previous attempt to get students to pass a referendum for a student fee in 2002 was widely seen as a powerplay by the athletics department. It was sold mostly as a way to help the university achieve Title IX compliance in its athletic program. It was rejected by 55% of UNT's voting students. The SGA actually tried to overrule the student vote to give the athletic department their funding and most members of the SGA were recalled over this perceived abuse of power. Since then the UNT Athletic Department has funded most facility improvements exclusively through donations. The last facility in glaring need of being updated was Fouts Field, the expense of which appeared beyond simple donations. In 2008, the athletic department tried again for student funding, this time making the referrendum on an athletic fee about the cold facts about Fouts --- that the 56 year old stadium was crumbling under its age, that generators regularly had to be brought in for games, and that the new stadium was probably a cheaper, more workable idea than a renovation. The Athletic Director also stressed that the Athletics Department understood that academics came before athletics. There was also mention of the fact that poor facilities lead UNT to be passed over for UTEP in the last expansion of the higher profile Conference USA. The student government appeared to accept these findings, but made a visible attempt to leave the decision up to the student body, publicly stating that they would not follow the example of the previous SGA and attempt to overturn the results of the student body vote. In preparation of a vote, the pro-stadium crowd built a large organized support group using Facebook that would ultimately boast over 2000 members. (The anti-stadium crowd would later also create a much smaller Facebook group.) The SGA and the Greeks appeared to be the backbone of the pro-stadium supporters focusing on spreading the word about the crumbling facility. Conversely, the student paper, the NT Daily, was a strong voice against the stadium, running editorials against it and conducting an informal poll that suggested overwhelming student support against the stadium. In one of the largest student voting turnouts in UNT history, these polls were proven grossly inaccurate in a student body referendum held in October 2008. Almost 14 percent of the student body voted, with about 59 percent of student voters in favor a net $7 per semester hour fee increase that would be earmarked for the athletics department. (The referendum established a $10/credit hour dedicated athletics fee starting once the stadium is built. Previously there was no dedicated athletics fee at UNT --- although the athletic department did receive a $3 per credit hour amount redirected from their "student services" fees. The $10 per credit hour fee will be added and $3 per credit hour will be deducted from the student services fee, creating the net $7 per credit hour increase for students.) The construction of the new stadium to replace Fouts will not begin until a certain amount of the stadium's costs are raised from alumni and public contributions. In spite of this, the Athletics Department's official estimate is that the stadium should be ready by the 2011 season. Although the student fee was needed to fund the stadium, it was also needed to allow the University to be competitive in all their sports offerings at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level. The fee will be permanent and is also structured so it can be slowly raised each year in the future without having to go through another student referendum. Texas state law caps the maximum athletic fee in Texas at $20 per semester hour. Unlike Fouts, the new stadium will not have a track surrounding the field and will be the nation's first LEED Stadium, build in part with recycled materials and utilizing solar panels to provide some of the stadium's power needs. ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED) is the Green Building Rating System). The stadium will also have 24 luxury suites. Additionally, it will be built to be expandable to 50,000 in the future if turnout suggests expansion is desirable.

Post Fouts plans
The University master plan call for the demolition of Fouts and the land to be absorbed by the university, effectively bridging the landlocked main campus to Mean Green Village. The University master plan calls for 2 residence halls, a parking garage, and a University Opera House to be built on the Fouts grounds.