Lambert Stadium

Lambert Stadium is the home for Itawamba Community College's football program.  A $1.5 million project back in the late '80s, the stadium was funded partly from local contributors and donations.  The largest sum, however, came from the Enlargement and Improvement Fund supported by Itawamba County.  The stadium, which is one of the finest in the MACJC, was completed in 1990.

Named for the late A.C. "Butch" Lambert, who was a former head football coach at then Itawamba Junior College, and also an SEC football official, the venue is surrounded by its famous hedges, similar to Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia.   An overflow crowd, including many of "Butch's Boys," saw the stadium's first game on August 30, 1990 against Copiah-Lincoln Community College.  That night the Wolves bettered the Indians 17-7, but later that same season ICC avenged the defeat in topping the Wolves in five overtimes, 53-47, in the state semi-finals in Wesson, enroute to capturing an MACJC State Championship the following week at Hinds.

Lambert Stadium features a tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda grass from Clifton, Georgia, making it one of the finest playing surfaces in the south.  A grounds crew, supervised by ICC athletic fields' supervisor Mike Taylor and his assistant Kirk Sheffield, is responsible for the field maintenance of the stadium.  This venue has long been one of the league's most beautiful and electrifying arenas for college football and it joins the Davis Event Center (basketball), Crubaugh Field (baseball), the soccer and softball complexes and tennis courts to give Itawamba Community College one of the finest athletic facilities for a community college not only in Mississippi, but in the entire southeastern United States.

The locker rooms and coaching offices are located in the football fieldhouse, which is just beyond the southeast section of the stadium.  There is also a state-of-the-art weight room inside the fieldhouse, featuring 10 power rack systems (which is unheard of in the community college ranks), a complete dumbbell set and several other pieces of strength equipment.