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Opened: 1976 | Capicity: 515 | All-Time Record: 544-344 (.613)

Constructed in 1976 and dedicated shortly thereafter, Raymond Heard Stadium has been home to the ULM tennis team for over 30 years. One of the region's top facilities, the home of the Warhawks opened its gates to a pair of fall tournaments in 2008 for the first time in over 15 years.

Since its inception, Heard Stadium's courts have been home to nine women's conference championship teams and a pair of All-Americans. The nationally recognized men's team also picked up 16 conference championships, including seven straight leading into the 1998 season - the program's last year of NCAA competition.

In addition to serving as home for Warhawk champions, Heard Stadium has hosted multiple conference championships over the years. Beginning with the Trans America Athletic Conference Championship (now Atlantic Sun Conference) in 1980, the Warhawks home courts have hosted seven league championship events.  ULM has hosted two Atlantic Sun Championships (1980 - 1981) and four Southland Conference Championships (1982 - 1994 - 1996 - 1998) at Heard Stadium.

 Most recently, ULM tennis became the first Warhawk program to host a Sun Belt Conference Championship after welcoming the league's men's and women's teams for the 2008 Championships. The championship event marked the first on-campus league championship tournament hosted by the Warhawks since joining the league as full members prior to Heard Stadium has also played host to a trio of National Invitational Tournaments (1982 - 1983 - 1984) and has been the host site of several United States Tennis Association tournaments.

Long considered one of the premier tennis facilities in the region, the 515 seat Heard Stadium recently underwent a face-lift to prepare it for the Sun Belt Conference Championship. Featuring 15 fully illuminated courts and elevated grandstand seating, the home of the Warhawks provides an excellent venue for tennis fans to catch collegiate action.

The courts were resurfaced for the 2003 regular season and again prior to the 2008 campaign.

In addition to the courts and spectator areas, Heard Stadium also features two full locker rooms, offices for the ULM coaching staff, and a break room for tournament officials and visiting media.