Opened in 1981, Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium holds slightly more than 30,000 fans. Stadium construction began in 1978 to replace C.E. Evans Field, which was located in what is now the Strahan Coliseum parking lot.Jim Wacker Field was named in honor of legendary football coach Jim Wacker who coached the Bobcat football team from 1979 to 1982. His 42-8 record in that span is the highest winning percentage in school history. The Bobcats won back-to-back NCAA Division II national championships in 1981 and 1982 under his guidance.
Wacker returned to serve as director of athletics at the university from 1998 to 2001.