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BB&T Field, Winston Salem

BB&T Field is a football field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The stadium is just west of Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park, home of the Wake Forest baseball team. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. The stadium opened in 1968 and holds 31,500 people. It is the smallest football stadium, by capacity, in both the ACC and in all Power 5 conferences. In September 2007, Wake Forest University and BB&T, which is headquartered in Winston-Salem, announced a 10-year deal to officially rename the stadium "BB&T Field" starting with the first 2007 home game against Nebraska. The deal is part of a larger development process to secure funds for stadium renovations and upgrades.HistoryThe former stadium name of Groves Field goes back to the original stadium at the original location of Wake Forest (Wake Forest, North Carolina). The old stadium was financed by Henry Groves, and when the school announced the move to Winston-Salem, he and his brother, Earl, decided to make a further contribution to the school to keep their name on any new stadium. After moving to Winston-Salem, many games were played in Bowman Gray Stadium while the project to build a new stadium met with many setbacks. It was not until 1966 that the final fundraising was done, and the stadium opened in September 1968, with the Deacons losing to old rival NC State. The former Groves Stadium became the home football field for Wake Forest High School and is today known as Trentini Stadium. The stadium is part of a larger complex east of the main campus at the corner of Deacon Boulevard and University Parkway, which includes Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park and Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The current stadium consists of two bowed grandstands on either side of the field. The southeast endzone is known as "Deacon Hill," and is used for berm seating during games. The Bridger Field House, originally built in 1968 with the stadium, was demolished in early 1996 and rebuilt during the 1996 football season. It opened midway through the 1997 football season. The structure is located behind the northwest endzone.
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  • This is one of my favorite places to watch a game or any event, as there are no bad seats. Unlike many mega-stadiums, BB&T puts everyone on top of the action. The west side has lots of chair backs for...  more »
  • Very nice stadium. It had been upgraded and modernized quite a bit since the last time we were there. The concession stands in the concourse and around the outside are plentiful but it seems like ther...  more »
  • I went to the Wake-Duke game on November 25th, and even though Wake lost 31-23, I still had a great time! A friend of mine had extra tickets and we sat on the "Deacon Hill," on the grass. It is an ama...  more »
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  • I love me some baseball so this place is right up my alley. They have several places to choose from for food. And being uptown makes it all the better a park in front of it and several things to do before or after the game. No problems with parking as it has several with in reasonable walking distance. I've also had to work this park for events and the people I've had to work with have been pleasant.
  • Very beautiful stadium. Very well taken care of and plenty of places to sit. I don't go here often but every time I do I have a very enjoyable experience until the minute I leave.
  • Home of the Deacons!! Small stadium compared to most of the ACC, but it's always actually great atmosphere. Team has been good, which helps.
  • Top notch facility. Easy parking, good food and drink options, though a bit on the pricey side. My only complaint is my team, NCSU, lost a heartbreaker to the home squad! Great place to enjoy a college football game.
  • They had some of the rudest staff, and were very unorganised for the NC state football championship. I visited several high schools that handled games and band competitions that handled themselves a lot better than the staff at Wake Forest handled everything. Very disappointed with our treatment. Hope we never have to return.
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