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Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh

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3.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Wayne Day Family Field at Carter–Finley Stadium is home to the NC State Wolfpack football team. It was opened in 1966 and has grown to a seating capacity of 57,583 seats.HistoryAs early as the 1950s, State was looking to replace its on-campus facility, Riddick Stadium. The concrete-and-wood stadium had been built in 1907 and was showing its age. It never held more than 23,000 seats (14,000 permanent) at any time. Partly because of this, many of longtime coach Earle Edwards' teams played more games on the road than at home. Partly due to Edwards' urging, school officials began a concerted effort to build a more modern facilityThe new stadium finally opened in 1966. It was originally named Carter Stadium, in honor of Harry C. & Wilbert J. "Nick" Carter, both graduates of the university. They were major contributors to the original building of the stadium. The name of Albert E. Finley, another major contributor to the University, was added in September, 1979.While located on University land, the stadium is a few miles to the west of the academic campus on Trinity Road, just off of Hillsborough Street.Carter–Finley Stadium's season tickets have been sold out for nine straight years.Carter–Finley Stadium has the smallest clearance between the stands and the sidelines of any stadium in the ACC.Prior to the 2001 season, the University began a program of modernization of the stadium by enclosing the southern endzone with seats, and the state-of-the-art Murphy Center (named for Wendell Murphy) was built behind it. Following the 2004 football season, Carter–Finley was again expanded with the completion of the "Vaughn Towers", a complex of luxury boxes, club seats, and media facilities which opened for the 2005 football season.
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  • This is one of THE BEST experiences you could have in Raleigh! The Wolfpack football experience is so exciting. Game days are filled with fun and fellowship! You'll meet tons of new people and get to ...  read more »
  • Here to see NC State football on a dreary Thursday night game. Unless you are a season ticket holder, be prepared to walk up to a mile on uneven surfaces to get to the stadium. Walk includes route thr...  read more »
  • The food is mediocre, but you can bring a grill and cook your own at your parking space. No alcohol is allowed, but discreet folks rarely get grief. The food inside is a very small selection, so at le...  read more »
  • There are many college stadiums out there... But only one is the home of the greatest college in the state. Wolfpack attire highly recommended. Baby blue is prohibited.
  • Home of the Wolfpack and the best fans in college football. Carter-Finley is the best atmosphere in the ACC, no matter how awful the team may or may not be the fans always show up.
  • Love it of course Beyonce formation tour n Raleigh, NC was to die for. Love you Queen Beyonce. Can't wait to see her again.
  • If I could leave zero stars I would. Parking and overall managing of traffic was disgusting. I am unsure if it was even thought out. After speaking with others, it appears to be the situation often. Tickets should be discounted if you miss half a show due to poor managing of traffic and parking. I would recommend finding another nearby venue to attend events.
  • -5* -5* -5*I tried to attend the formation tour on may 3rd. We sat in traffic for 3 hours they didn't have enough parking for the tickets that were sold. We finally got in the venue at 9:30 and no one could help us find our seats. The concert shut down at 10 saying she would return. When they cleared the stadium we all thought beyonce would be back on but security got on the Bull Horn and demanded that we leave. He said the show was over. So doing as we were told we left! It only took 10 mins to leave and get to I-40 so idk why it took 3 hours to park. Beyonce took the stage again and finished the concert but we missed everything due to lack of organizations on the venue part! SHAME ON YOU CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM. taking people's money and not being organized. People please don't attend a concert here they rip ppl off! If I could give negative stars I would this was a hot mess! -5*
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