Barker–Lane Stadium

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Barker-Lane Stadium
Location558 Wade Stewart Road
Buies Creek, NC 27506
OwnerCampbell University
OperatorCampbell University
Capacity5,500 (2013-present)[1]
SurfaceFieldTurf
Construction
Broke groundMarch 15, 2007[2]
OpenedAugust 30, 2008[4]
Construction cost$10 million[3]
ArchitectMcMillan Smith & Partners[1] (now McMillan, Pazdan & Smith)
General contractorT. A. Loving[2]
Tenants
Campbell Fighting Camels (NCAA)

Barker–Lane Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The stadium is located on the campus of Campbell University and hosts the school's American football program. The stadium was scheduled to be completed in stages with the first stage to include the field, the field house, the main entrance, the bowl, seating for 5,000 spectators and necessary road realignment. Barker-Lane received a major expansion in 2013 with the construction of the West stand that increased capacity to 5,500. The newly constructed West stand includes seating for 3,000, with 867 chair back seats plus additional bleacher back seats, an 80-foot tall press box, new restrooms, and new concession facilities. In 2016, a state-of-the-art high-definition Daktronics video board was added to the North endzone.[5] In 2018, new field turf was installed with a completely revamped midfield logo just in time for the 2018 Campbell Fighting Camels season kickoff. The first scoring play in Barker–Lane Stadium was a field goal kicked by Adam Willets. Barker-Lane Stadium is considered by many to have one of the best gameday atmospheres in all of Division I FCS football. [6] In their six home games last fall, the Fighting Camels averaged a sellout crowd with 5,523 fans per game. By drawing 101 percent over its capacity of 5,500, Barker-Lane Stadium ranked in the Top 10 in all Division I football — both the FCS and FBS — in attendance over capacity. [7]

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  1. ^ a b "Barker-Lane Stadium". Campbell Athletics. Campbell University. July 14, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2008 Campbell Football Media Guide" (PDF). Campbell Athletics. Campbell University. p. 2. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Campbell University Football Stadium Project Information - Historical Gymnasium Project in North Carolina". www.reedconstructiondata.com.
  4. ^ "Barker-Lane Stadium". Campbell University. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Barker-Lane Stadium".
  6. ^ "Barker-Lane Stadium ranks 16th in FCS rankings".
  7. ^ "The BIG time | Magazine | Campbell University".

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Coordinates: 35°24′17″N 78°44′34″W / 35.4046°N 78.7427°W / 35.4046; -78.7427