Goal Line Drive Campaign
The Goal Line Drive Campaign was a $50 million capital campaign that kicked off in the fall of 2001 to fund the first phase of major renovations to Carter-Finley Stadium. The signature piece of this campaign was the construction of the 100,000 square foot Wendell H. Murphy Football Center, a facility dedicated to Wolfpack football. The four-story facility includes coaches offices, a weight room, players' lounge, dining area, academic center, auditorium, sports medicine facilities, Finley Hall of Champions (a museum of Wolfpack football history), and a video production studio, among several team meeting rooms and the locker room. Naming opportunities for both this building and the surrounding plaza, in addition to the continued sales of lifetime seating rights, enabled this campaign to surpass its pledge goal in less than five years. The Goal Line Drive Campaign also funded a new video scoreboard, a new practice facility adjacent to Carter-Finley that houses three natural grass practice fields, and the construction of a permanent seating bowl in the south endzone of Carter-Finley, expanding the stadium by 5,864 additional permanent seats.