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Durham County Stadium


To facilitate the safe operation of quality sporting and entertainment events that enhance the quality of life of the local community.


The newly renovated Durham County Memorial Stadium (Stadium) is owned and operated by Durham County and is managed by the Stadium Authority. The Stadium reopened in the fall of 2010 with new and upgraded facilities, features and services for the citizens of Durham and the surrounding counties. The primary use is for football, soccer, lacrosse, track and field.

In 1959 the Durham County Memorial Stadium was built at the present site and became the home of major county sporting and community events.

The Stadium has become the home football playing field for Division II Shaw University, the host for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) football championship game, high school championships and the premier 2013 International Women’s Football League World Champions (IWFL), the Carolina Phoenix. The renovation has included a certified eight lane track that has attracted numerous track and field high school and collegiate events.

In addition to hosting spring carnivals and motorcycle rallies, outdoor concerts are in the plans to bring more excitement and entertainment to the citizens of Durham.


  •  Artificial turf football field lined for soccer and lacrosse
  • 8,500 capacity seating 
  •  An eight lane certified track
  •  On site elevator
  •  New press/medial boxes, coach's boxes and suites
  •  Observation deck with internet/telephone connections
  •  On-site manager's office
  •  Two renovated locker rooms
  •  Renovated and expanded concession and ticket booths
  •  Wi-Fi internet access
  •  Fully handicap accessibility areas and bathrooms
  •  A semi-covered concourse
  •  Full vehicle and bus parking areas
  •  Upgraded electronic scoreboard
  •  An additional full size practice field available

For further information to book an activity or event and the procedures for use and to schedule a tour of the Stadium facilities call Stadium Management at 919.560-8957.

Map of Stadium and Directions