Bob Waters Field at E.J. Whitmire Stadium was completed in 1974 after a grant from the North Carolina General Assembly, which was possible due to Western Carolina University being part of the North Carolina University system. The stadium currently boasts 13,742 seats with seating on two sides only (one along each sideline); the artificial turf has been replaced several times, and the facility has received numerous improvements over the years, most recently in 2018 when the WCU weight room received a facelift.
The Wofford Terriers first fielded a football team in 1889, but only in the past 20 years or so have they started to become really competitive – the program has won 5 conference championships since 2003.
On Saturday, November 17th Harvard and Yale played the 135th edition of “The Game” at Fenway Park. Due to Harvard Stadium being under construction, the Crimson (at home this year) decided to play the game at nearby Fenway Park. Both squads came into the game at 5-4; the game remained close until the end of the third quarter, after which Harvard began to pull away, winning by a score of 45-27.
In 2011 Saint Augustine’s University hosted its first ever on-campus football game at the then newly constructed George Williams Athletic Complex in Raleigh, NC – the venue holds 2,500 fans and cost $10M to build. The complex includes a field turf playing surface surrounded by a track, a scoreboard, and two main grandstands, plus a couple of much smaller grandstands behind the end zone. The press area is located in the top row on the home side, and is recognizable by the white tent above it.
University of Charleston Stadium is located in Charleston, WV near the state capitol, and is owned by Kanawha County Schools. Due to lack of funds to maintain the venue, however, the county partnered with the University of Charleston, which provided $1.5M in 2003 for upgrades such as new turf, a new skybox, and new locker rooms, in exchange for access plus naming rights. The stadium is shared by the university’s lacrosse and football teams, and is also used by the local high school. The stadium was originally built in 1979, and currently holds 18,500 fans.