Wallace Wade Stadium

Duke has played at the horseshoe-shaped Wallace Wade Stadium since 1929, but the stadium has undergone a significant facelift since then. In 1942, with the United States guarding against a West Coast attack, the Rose Bowl game was moved to Wallace Wade, where the Blue Devils lost to Oregon State 20-16. That game remains the only iteration of the Rose Bowl not played in Pasadena, Calif. The University renamed the stadium in honor of former head football coach Wallace Wade in 1967. Wallace Wade Stadium also hosted the the NCAA Track and Field Championships in 1990 and 2000. In 2014, a two-year renovation project began to modernize Wallace Wade Stadium, including the removal of the track, addition of more seats closer to the field and a new video board, which were completed prior to the 2015 season. Blue Devil Tower—which will replace the Finch-Yeager Building and include suites and a new media area—is scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2016 season. In 2015, the new, lowered playing surface was dedicated as Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.