The ‘Wild Band of Razorbacks’ will be storming into Arkansas this season.
The $2 million statue designed by Dick Idol is currently being installed at Razorback Stadium and is anticipated to be completed by the Oct. 6 game vs. Alabama, according to the Fayetteville Flyer.
Installation of Wild Band of Razorbacks monument at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium continues. Tribute to @RazorbackFB 1964 national championship @ArkRazorbacks #bronze @wholehogsports pic.twitter.com/U3Lw0bv1nF
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who won a national title with Arkansas as an offensive lineman in 1964, helped fund the sculpture with his $10.65 million gift to the athletic program.
The nearly 25-foot tall, 50-foot wide monument is composed of bronze and has six roughly seven-foot tall Razorbacks, adorned with custom lighting and water features. All of the Hogs in the monument stand for “individual characteristics indicative of the University of Arkansas and the Razorback Nation,” according to Idol.
The sculpture is close to the northeast corner of the stadium which overlooks the field slightly to the east of the Broyles Center.
Information regarding an official unveiling ceremony for the statue will be made available at a later time to be determined.
Arkansas will face Eastern Illinois on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. (EST) and will be televised on the SEC Network.