Wheeling Island Stadium
Wheeling Island Stadium is a stadium located on Wheeling Island in Wheeling, West Virginia. The stadium seats 12,220 in two stands along either sidelines, the end zones are empty. Wheeling Island Stadium usually hosts High school football and soccer events but can host concerts, hosting REO Speedwagon most recently in 2009.
The stadium is owned and operated by Wheeling Park High School. However, Central Catholic High School utilizes the facilities as their home field for football games.
The stadium is also the home of the "Super Six." Each year Wheeling Island plays host to the West Virginia State Football Championships for Class A, AA, AAA.
The stadium is considered one of the best high school stadiums in WV, mainly due to capacity and layout of the facility. The Wheeling Island Casino Resort is located within walking distance, providing overnight accommodations for teams. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the stadium, and a private lot adjacent to the south end zone for school personnel, media, and pass holders. The stadium is complete with a 3 level press box with camera deck and private boxes for the coaches. In 2008, a video system was installed at the stadium, donated by Wheeling Hospital. Students from Wheeling Park High School's TV station, WPHP-TV, operate the cameras for all Wheeling Park football and soccer games.
In 2004, the previous grass surface was replaced with a ProGrass Turf surface. Due to the stadiums location in a high risk flood zone, there is an emergency plan to seal the playing surface in the event of flooding.