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BB&T Field, Winston Salem

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BB&T Field is a football field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 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 BCS Automatic Qualifying 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.The former stadium name of Groves Field goes back to the original stadium at the original location of Wake Forest . 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.
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  • August 14, 2017
    First time to BB&T Field at Wake Forest University. Very nice stadium and a good bit of parking within close proximity to the stadium. First impression was the stadium itself is a very nicely designed...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I purchased a semi-ambulatory seat for the Guns n Roses concert. I have no calf muscles and cannot stand for more than 5 minutes, so when the crowd stood throughout the concert I couldn't see the show...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    My 17 year old wanted to see Guns and Roses concert on their Not In This Lifetime tour. He and my husband came out having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The venue itself was good...I just wish there w...  more »
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  • February 17, 2017
    This is a decent place to watch a game. It is small and nice, but so are other stadiums at smaller schools. Seriously, living in Texas I watched games at high school stadiums which were nicer, cleaner, and had a better atmosphere. Parking was not that great either. The crowd was not too into watching the Deacons get clobbered. So, I would avoid this one unless they are punishing ITT or someone like that. If watching a game with some wealthy folks is your thing, this may be for you. Otherwise, it is no more than a MAC or Ohio Valley conference stadium masquerading in the ACC. A poor experience.
  • March 15, 2017
    Great stadium. Not too big. One of the only college stadiums with beer. The deacs were welcoming even though we were visiting.
  • September 6, 2016
    Probably the nicest and best small college football stadium. The atmosphere is great and the demon deacon riding in on the motorcycle is one of the greatest entrances to a home team out there. While the crowds are always small for most games even the games close to a sell out don't leave you feeling cramped. Traffic flow to and from the the games is moderate and unless there is a fender bender or breakdown one of the fastest post game exits. Ticket prices are very reasonable and the season ticket price is usually the best option if you plan on going to more than one game. The food options are very basic and usually over priced for what you are getting. I have never had a problem with any options I've tried. I would still recommend eating before you go or taking advantage of the ability to leave the stadium and reenter after the first quarter.
  • June 14, 2017
    Youth football 🏈 camp was put on by the coaching staff. Awesome event.
  • June 16, 2017
    I like your location. It is spacious and clean

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