Known for its successful basketball program, the Blue
Devils football team has began to make strides as a
winning program in the ACC over the past several
years. Wallace Wade Stadium has been the home of the
program for over eight decades.
Originally known as Duke Stadium, the Blue
Devils played their inaugural game on October 5, 1929 against
In July 1967, the stadium was renamed Wallace Wade
Stadium after legendary
football coach Wallace Wade. Night football at
Duke came in 1984 when lights were installed. Today, Wallace Wade
Stadium is one of the smallest stadiums with a capacity of 33,941.
has been the home to 18 conference championship teams and was the site
of the Rose Bowl in 1942.
In September 2014 Duke University announced plans
that will transform Wallace Wade Stadium. This $85
million project, set to start after the 2014 season,
will add 10,000 seats to the stadium. The track
surrounding the field will be removed allowing the
field to be lowered and the addition of new field
level seats. A new five story tower that will house
the press box, luxury suites and club suites will
replace the existing tower. In addition a new HD
video/scoreboard will be added and the concourses
will be expanded to included additional restrooms
and concessions. This project is expected to be
completed by the 2016 season.