Daytona Stadium

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Daytona Stadium
Larry Kelly Field
Municipal Stadium
BCU Wildcats Football game at Municipal Stadium
Location3777 LPGA Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
OwnerCity of Daytona Beach, Florida
OperatorCity of Daytona Beach, Florida
SurfaceArtificial turf
Broke ground1987
OpenedSeptember 2, 1988[2]
Construction cost$6 million[2]
($12.7 million in 2018 dollars[3])
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats (NCAA)
Mainland High School Football
Daytona Beach Racers (SFL) (2011)
Daytona SC (USL2) (2019–present)

Daytona Stadium[4], is a 9,601-seat multi-purpose stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida built in 1988 and home to the Bethune–Cookman University Wildcats football team . It is also used to host home games for the Mainland High School and Seabreeze High School football teams. The stadium is also known as Larry Kelly Field,[5] a name honoring former Daytona Beach Mayor Lawrence J. Kelly.


Until the end of the 2009 Bike Week season, the stadium hosted the AMA Flat Track motorcycle championships during Daytona Beach Bike Week. When the city took the track down as part of changes to the stadium, those races moved to a new dirt track at Daytona International Speedway.[6]

In 2008 and 2009 the stadium was the location of the Florida Football Alliance annual "Alliance Bowl" season-championship game. It was held in Jacksonville for the 2010 season while Municipal Stadium underwent surface replacement. The Alliance Bowl returned in 2011.

From 2014 to the present, the stadium has hosted the NAIA National Championship football game. In 2014, Southern Oregon claimed the title with a 55–31 win over Marian. Marian got revenge over Southern Oregon with a 31–14 win in 2015.

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  2. ^ a b Denise O'Toole (August 29, 1988). "New Municipal Stadium Shines". The News-Journal.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "DME Academy announces name change, other renovations to Municipal Stadium". The Daytona Beach New Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Central Florida Sports Venues at Archived 2009-12-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1]

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Coordinates: 29°10′23″N 81°7′3″W / 29.17306°N 81.11750°W / 29.17306; -81.11750