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Guide to Citadel Campus Names

Sansome Field

William B. Sansome

  • Citadel Class of 1964


  • Named Hugh P. Harris Field in 1981

"The football field at the Stadium will be dedicated as the Hugh P. Harris Field on 26 September at half-time festivities for the Appalachian State game. A large panel will be affixed just under the scoreboard with 18” high letters (Roman style) spelling out Hugh P. Harris Field. The panel will be navy blue and the letters antique gold."

Citadel Board of Visitors meeting minutes, September 14, 1981

  • Named William B. Sansome Field in 2005

“Colonel Douglas A. Synder moved to rename the playing surface at Johnson Hagood Stadium from Hugh P. Harris Field to William B. Sansome Field, in honor of William B. Sansome, ‘64, who has generously committed $2.5M for the stadium revitalization project, by decommissioning the Hugh P. Harris name and referring it to the Honorary Degrees, Palmetto Medal, and Special Recognition Committee to determine the most appropriate place of honor for General Hugh P. Harris. The motion carried unanimously.”

Citadel Board of Visitors meeting minutes, May 6, 2005

William B. Sansome, Class of 1964