Meares Stadium has gained a reputation as a tough place to play due to its location in the windy North Carolina mountains. Winds can get high enough to easily throw a ball around, and even make it tough on smaller athletes. In 2007 the college began a reconstruction project at Meares Stadium, which will be completed by the 2007 football season. When completed, the facility will have a new pressbox, permanent visitor's bleachers, and a reconstructed set of main stands. Additionally, the current grass surface will be replaced with FieldTurf.