DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Duke is home on Saturday against N.C. Central in football, and it’s a chance for the Blue Devils to show off the newly renovated Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The opening caps a major renovation of the stadium, where the track was removed and major enhancements were done, including a new video board. Duke has also renovated the concourse and improved seating.
“That excites our players,” coach David Cutcliffe said of the extensive changes. “We can generate, with the crowd, with the video board, with the atmosphere, a more exciting opportunity for Duke football.”
“I’m pretty excited – it’s like a whole new atmosphere playing on that stadium, being closer to the crowd,” said Duke safety DeVon Edwards. “I’m curious to see what it looks like on TV with all the construction still going on but on the game field everything is ready.”
The game begins at 6 p.m. Renovations at the stadium are continuing.