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For the past 38 years, Carter-Finley Stadium has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting venues in college football, mainly due to the dedication of Wolfpack fans. Now, the facility is being renovated to match the excellence of the people who fill it and is rapidly becoming known as one of the finest football venues in the nation for both its atmosphere and its facilities.
The south endzone is the home of the 103,254 square-foot Murphy Center, which is unequalled in its design for the training and preparation of athletes. The student-athletes' academic, physical training and sports medicine needs are met under one roof, providing the ideal setting for coaching, recruiting and celebrating NC State's gridiron heritage.
The Wolfpack squad practices just a stone's throw away at the Dail Practice Complex. This area covers seven acres and boasts three full fields, a training room, restrooms and a tower where the head coach is frequently found surveying his squad.
Four seasons ago, 5,864 new permanent seats, with the top 11 rows featuring 1,900 premium seats with chairbacks, were added to the south endzone. That same season, the Pack's new "Superscreen" scoreboard began to enhance the Carter-Finley atmosphere, as fans are able to enjoy replays, highlights and other videos on the scoreboard's 24' x 32' video screen. A state-of-the-art sound system ensures that even the folks on the last row get the most out of their game-day experience.
For this upcoming season, another the west endzone will begin to reach toward the sky, as the new "Wolfpack Towers" media center open in time for the 2005 season. The three-level facility, which is scheduled for completion for the 2005 season, will boast 117,000 square feet and encompass 51 luxury suites and 955 club seats.
In addition to the operations center and the scoreboard, the concession stands and restrooms have also been modernized and enlarged during the Carter-Finley improvements. Ticket gates have been renovated to provide faster access to the stadium.
Visitors to Carter-Finley Stadium this season will be able to see the soaring new press box rising above the west stands. The project, known as "Wolfpack Towers," is scheduled for completion prior to the 2005 season.
The 117,000 square-foot structure, which will stretch from endzone to endzone, will include four levels, 51 private luxury suites and 955 club seats, as well as a University Suite for the Chancellor. The state-of-the-art facility will also include accomodations for the media, and will house 112 press seats.
The construction will also include new concession stands and restroom facilities on the outer west concourse.
Vaughn Towers By The Numbers
117,000 square feet
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