KENAN MEMORIAL STADIUM


Individuals in ROTC and Chancellor Folt met at Kenan Memorial Football Stadium Monday morning to participate in a stair climb to commemorate 9/11. 

16 years later, 2,076 steps for the first responders of 9/11

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. 


Chapel Hill resident Richard Crump competes in the 2017 DSI Watermelon Eating Contest. 

Chapel Hill holds watermelon eating contest

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.


Opinion: Be conscious of history at play in Kenan Stadium

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.


	2010 Fourth of July fireworks at Kenan Stadium.

Town ?rework festival returns

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.


	The Rams Club, UNC’s athletic booster club, plans for Kenan Stadium’s east end zone to be completed in time for North Carolina’s first home football game in the 2011 season. Officials said the club has exceeded its expectations for donations, which will pay for $35 million out of the $70 million total for the project.

New Kenan construction on target

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.”


Kenan suites going fast

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.


Kenan introduces Tar Pit

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.


Silent Field Becomes Memorial

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.