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Wallace Wade StadiumDuke University Blue Devils

Frank Bassett Dr, Durham, NC, 27708
    Located on the campus of Duke University, Wallace Wade Stadium is their home for Blue Devil football. It is also used for a variety of other events, including high profile concerts. It has a seating capacity of over 33,000 and features a natural grass playing surface.

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    Wallace Wade Stadium, formerly known as Duke Stadium, has the distinction of being the first facility to open on Duke's current campus. While classes were not offered on the campus until September 1930, the first football game at the stadium took place on October 5, 1929 with a 52-7 loss to Pittsburgh. The seating capacity at the stadium has remained constant at about 33,000. The official capacity is currently 33,941. Renovations to the stadium include the installation of lighting in 1984 and a new video board in 1998. The Yoh Football Center, which houses the locker rooms and other meeting rooms, opened in 2002. The stadium was renamed Wallace Wade Stadium in 1967 to honor former head Blue Devils football Wallace Wade. The stadium is the only venue outside of Pasadena, California to host the Rose Bowl. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, it was thought that a large crowd could be a target for another attack, so the game was moved to Duke Stadium. For that game, N.C. State and the University of North Carolina lent bleachers to Duke to increase the seating capacity of the stadium to about 55,000. The stadium also played host to the NCAA Track & Field Championships in 1990 and 2000.


    • Wallace Wade Stadium
      Frank Bassett Dr   Durham, NC 27708
      Call at (919) 684-6842

    Venue Details

    • 1929
    • Duke University
    • Outdoor
    • Duke Stadium
    • No
    • No
    • FieldTurf
    • 33941


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    Carry-In Restrictions

    • Permitted. Lens may be no longer than 4 inches.
    • Permitted. May not be raised in seating bowl.
    • Prohibited.
    • Prohibited. No ice chests, thermoses, cups, bottles, or other li
    • Prohibited. No Alcohol.
    • Prohibited.
    • Permitted. No backpacks or large bags.

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