The Carolina Hurricanes began playing at PNC Arena when the building opened in 1999. Prior to that, the Hurricanes played at the Greensboro Coliseum during their first two years in North Carolina. The facility has gone by three names since it opened: the Entertainment and Sports Arena, the RBC Center, and now the PNC Arena.
Brooks Field at Wallace Wade stadium is one of the smallest venues in the ACC, but it is steeped in tradition and history that few venues can match. Originally named Duke Stadium, it opened in 1929 when Duke defeated Pittsburgh in front of 25,000 fans. It is now named for the legendary Duke head coach Wallace Wade.
The University of Utah has thrown their hat into the ring of the never-ending college facilities arms race. This week the school announced that it is closing in the south end zone and expanding the stadium from its current 46,000-seat capacity to 51,444, and will be completed prior to the 2021 football season
Will Richmond get a new arena? That is the question that has been asked for years by sports fans in central Virginia. On Thursday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced his intention to send the $1.4 billion coliseum redevelopment plan to the city council for their approval.
A new partnership between the University of Virginia athletics and high speed network provider Ting, fans at Scott Stadium should no longer have this issue with their smartphones starting this with this Saturday’s home game against Miami. Ting will roll out a 5-gigahertz service and will utilize 168 access points throughout the stadium.
Robins Stadium opened on September 18, 2010 when Richmond knocked off Elon in overtime 27-21, in front of a sellout crowd. The stadium is named for E. Claiborne Robins, in recognition for decades of support to the University of Richmond athletics program. In addition to being the home of Spider football, it is also the home to Richmond’s lacrosse, soccer, and track and field. The all-brick façade of the stadium fits in well with the surrounding campus buildings. Despite seating less than 10,000 fans, the stadium is beautiful, intimate, and serves as the perfect home for the Spider football program.