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Carter Finley Stadium Tickets
Carter Finley Stadium
Originally named Carter Stadium in honor of Harry Carter & Wilbert J. "Nick" Carter?both graduates of the university?Carter Finley Stadium was opened in 1966 as the home of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team. The carter brothers as well Finley whose name was later included, were major contributors to the original building of the stadium which replaced the obsolete on-campus Riddick Stadium. 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.
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At the cross-roads of Wade Avenue and Trinity Road, Carter-Finley Stadium is one of the most scenic settings for collegiate football anywhere in America. The massive two-level stadium has seating for 44,000 spectators, but a grassy bank at the south end of the field can accommodate up to 6,000 vocal fans, increasing the seating capacity to 50,000.
For the past 40 years, Carter-Finley Stadium has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting venues in college football. Following the 2004-2005 football season, Carter-Finley was expanded with the completion of the "Vaughn Towers", a complex of luxury boxes, club seats, and media facilities which opened for the 2005-2006 football season. For the 2006 season, a new north end zone grandstand has been added. 5,730 new chairback, bench and handicap-accessible seating, with another 1,630 permanent bleacher seats built underneath the video scoreboard make Carter-Finley a bowl and give it a capacity of 60,000 spectators. Additional upgrades to the stadium include a new north endzone plaza with concession stands and the addition of two video screens in each corner of the south endzone.
The south end zone is home of the 103,254 square-foot Murphy Center, which is unequalled in its design for the training and preparation of athletes. The student-athletes' academic, physical training and sports medicine needs are met under one roof, providing the ideal setting for coaching, recruiting and celebrating NC State's gridiron heritage. Carter-Finley Stadium capacity was 60,000 in 2006. It has been sold out for six straight years.
Carter-Finley displays banners from NC State's Bowl appearances which include the Gator Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Liberty Bowl. Retired jerseys on the facade of Carter-Finley Stadium include those of Roman Gabriel, Torry Holt and Philip Rivers.