University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field
1549 Piedmont Road
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 25311
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The University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field is an 18,500-capacity stadium located in downtown Charleston, West Virginia, near the state Capitol complex.
It features a FieldTurf playing field for football and facilities for track and field competitions. The turf field is no longer suitable for soccer and lacrosse due to alterations to the track facilities.
The University of Charleston Stadium is the home of the American football team of the Charleston Golden Eagles. It was finished in 1979, as a complete rebuild of a previous facility. It is owned by Kanawha County Schools.
In 2003, because the school board lacked funds to maintain the stadium, it entered into a joint venture with the private University of Charleston. UC invested over $1.5 million to replace the turf, add locker rooms and a skybox, and make other improvements in exchange for access and naming rights. Originally the home field of Capital High School football after the consolidation Stonewall High School and Charleston High School. Multiple middle school and community teams also play at the location. It also hosts the Gazette-Mail Kanawha County Majorette and Band Festival at the end of September of each year.
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