Duke announces updates to the playing surface at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

On Monday, Durham’s Duke Athletics shared some exciting news: they’re sprucing up the playing field at Brooks Field in Wallace Wade Stadium! Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Blue Devils will install artificial turf in Duke Blue color starting in May. The project is expected to take two months to complete and will kick off on Friday, August 30, when the Blue Devils welcome Elon for the season opener.

The stadium, opened in 1929, was the first track and field facility on the West Campus of Duke University. Originally Duke Stadium, it was renamed in 1967 for former Blue Devil coach and Hall of Famer Wallace Wade, with Brooks Field dedicated in 2015 in honor of alumnus Steve Brooks and his wife Ellen.

The stadium underwent only one renovation in its history, a three-phase plan that began after the conclusion of the 2014 season and ended before the 2017 season. During the previous renovation process, the playing surface was lowered by seven feet, the surrounding track was removed, and an LED video board was installed. Additionally, Duke added the Blue Devil Tower, a 97,160-square-foot facility featuring club and suite seating along with a press box.

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