The stadium was formerly known as Razorback Stadium since 1941 before being renamed in 2001 in honor of Donald W. Reynolds, an American businessman and philanthropist. The playing field in the stadium is named the Frank Broyles Field, honoring former Arkansas head football coach, Razorback Stadium increased the seating capacity from 50,019 to 72,000 during the 2000-2001 renovations. Before 1938, the Razorbacks played in a 300-seat stadium built in 1901 on land on top of The Hill, which is now occupied by Mullins Library and the Fine Arts Center. The new stadium cost approximately $492,000 and was funded by the Works Progress Administration, the stadium opened for the 1938 football season as University Stadium, holding a capacity of 13,500 spectators. In the home opener for the Razorbacks, the Razorbacks defeated Oklahoma A&M by a score of 27–7 on September 24,1938. The following week, Arkansas dedicated the stadium to then sitting Arkansas Governor Carl E. Bailey on October 3,1938, following Governor Baileys defeat in the 1940 gubernatorial election to Homer Martin Adkins, the stadiums name was changed in 1941 to Razorback Stadium. Broyles awarded the contract to Heery International with local support from the Wittenberg, DeLoney. The renovation was funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. What was then the largest LED display in a sports venue, the expansion was completed before the beginning of the 2001 football season, increasing the permanent seating capacity to 72,000 from its previous capacity of 51,000 seats. 4,000 bleacher seats were added in the end zone upper deck bringing capacity to just over 76,000 with the new expansion. In honor of the Reynolds Foundations generosity, the stadium was formally renamed Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on September 8,2001, where Arkansas lost to Tennessee by a score of 13–3. On November 3,2007, the date of the last Fayetteville home game of the 2007 football season, a major renovation to the stadium was proposed in 2011 by Athletic Director Jeff Long, unveiling the plans to enclose the north end zone. The proposed renovation is estimated at $78 million to $95 million, a new upgrade to the stadium for the 2012 season increased the size to 38 by 167 feet, from the previous LED screen size of 30 by 107 feet. The upgrade was contracted through LSI Industries, since 1948, home games were divided between two venues, Razorback Stadium and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. Athletic director Frank Broyles wanted to move all games to Razorback Stadium to help pay off the $30 million bond that was to be used for expanding and renovating the stadium in 1999. Broyles pointed out that the expanded Razorback Stadium would increase revenue to $3 million per game compared to the $2 million per game for playing at War Memorial Stadium. However, Little Rock investors did not like the idea of moving all home games to Fayetteville and countered with an offer to renovate, also, Little Rock investor Warren Stephens threatened to discontinue his familys support for the program if games were pulled from Little Rock. After listening to both Chuck Neinas and Stephens in January 2000, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted 9-1 to sign a contract with the owners of War Memorial Stadium
Image: University of Arkansas May 2017 13 (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)
The "PigScreen", a 30 by 107 foot LED display that was installed in 2000.
Image: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, LSU at Arkansas, 2012