Topics: Kenan Memorial Stadium
The North Carolina football team plays its home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. It has been the Tar Heel’s home since 1927. The stadium originally seated 24,000, but now houses 63,000. UNC won the first game ever played at Kenan Stadium, defeating Davidson 27-0.
William Rand Kenan Jr. is given credit for making the stadium a possibility. He was an industrialist who gave money to UNC throughout his life. He built the stadium as a memorial to his parents, William R. Kenan and Mary Hargrave Kenan.
In 2011, UNC opened the Loudermilk Center for Excellence and new premium seating, called the Blue Zone. The Loundermilk center is a 29,000 square foot facility that provides classrooms for teaching and tutoring for student athletes. It also houses a strength and conditioning center, reading rooms, a writing lab and office space. The Blue Zone added 2,980 new seats to the stadium and includes a number of suites.
The center was named after Charles “Charlie” Loudermilk Sr., who made a $7.5 million donation for the funding of the new facilities.
The stadium also hosts a number of events, including concerts, graduation and a fourth of July fireworks show.
September 11, 2017
Dozens of students and community members gathered at Kenan Memorial Stadium early Monday morning to complete the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Runners bounded up and down the series of stairwells for a grand total of 2,076 steps: the same number that first responders climbed as they scaled the Twin Towers.
July 05, 2017
Richard Crump slogged through watermelon guts to find glory as the winner of this year's DSI Watermelon Eating Contest, held in Kenan Memorial Stadium as a part of the The Town of Chapel Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration.
October 04, 2015
On Saturday, Buffy Filippell, president of TeamWork Consulting and a former tennis player, told the Carolina Sport Business & Fitness Expo how athletic skills can easily translate to the business world.
Come Saturday at 6 p.m., the UNC football team will kick off against the Aggies of N.C. A&T in Kenan Stadium. We should mark this moment as historic, as the Tar Heels have not recently taken the opportunity to play against a historically black college or university on our home turf.
August 12, 2015
The North Carolina football team held its media day on Wednesday at Kenan Stadium. Players and coaches answered questions about training camp and the upcoming season.
Here are the highlights:
April 15, 2015
Graduation in Kenan Memorial Stadium is on.
March 04, 2015
The words "dust bowl" bring to mind barren areas of the Midwest during the Great Depression.
September 01, 2014
He liked it, and he put a ring on it—and then he cut the cake at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
April 20, 2014
Football fans won’t have to worry about dropped calls at Kenan Memorial Stadium when games resume next fall.
July 17, 2013
Campus buildings affected by the record-breaking rainfall that flooded Chapel Hill June 30 are still undergoing repairs — forcing some students to change up their normal routines.
March 01, 2013
More than 100 faculty want the University to know the last thing on their minds is NCAA rules and eligibility. Instead, they say its focus should be on giving student athletes what they were promised — a UNC education.
November 09, 2012
In a small lounge on the south concourse of Kenan Stadium, perfectly framed team pictures clad a dark wood paneled room to represent the tradition of UNC football.
June 25, 2012
Kenan Stadium was empty last year on the Fourth of July, but town officials are preparing to host a revival of the fireworks festivities this year.
Though the annual celebration was cancelled last year due to budget constraints, the town’s partnership with 1360 WCHL, a local radio station that owns Chapelboro.com, has allowed for its return.
The event will include live music performed by Chapel Hill native and voice of the Carolina Panthers Mick Mixon and the Franklin Street Band.
October 01, 2010
Kenan Stadium seems to be an imitation of the North Carolina football team this season.
Just as the Tar Heels are missing players due to an NCAA investigation, Kenan Stadium is missing the fieldhouse that flanked the east end zone, in the midst of a $70 million rebuilding campaign they titled the “Blue Zone.”
October 19, 2009
More than half of the new premium suites at Kenan Stadium have been sold in the last two weeks, promising initial figures that put the stadium on track to begin construction in mid-2010.
UNC Director of Athletics Dick Baddour said that public sales, which began Oct. 3, have exceeded expectations.
October 05, 2009
UNC football fans can now lease their own luxury suite in Kenan Stadium for the price of roughly $50,000 a year.
But actual tickets to sit in the football stadium’s more than $70 million planned expansion cost extra.
It might not be black, but organizers are hoping you'll notice the Tar Pit at Kenan Stadium when this year's football season officially kicks off.
April 02, 2002
The UNC Board of Trustees passed a resolution Thursday granting initial approval to the installation of a video scoreboard in Kenan Stadium, setting in motion a plan that has taken years to come to fruition.
September 17, 2001
A bright sun shone down, warming the bright metal bleachers directly below.
The unscathed, painted field lay calmly and ready for battle below mostly clear skies.
Perfect 68 degree weather for pigskin -- on any other Saturday afternoon of the year.