BB&T Field History
As the picturesque home of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, BB&T Field is the site of
incredible college football action every Saturday. A member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Demon Deacons and BB&T
Field welcome many fierce competitors during the season, including the current National Champions, the Florida State Seminoles.
BB&T Field opened in 1968 with 31,500 seats, making it one of the smallest in the ACC. The university had dreamed of opening
their football stadium for decades before it became a reality, originally naming it Groves Stadium. It was named in honor
of the Groves Family, who were the original benefactors of a football stadium for Wake Forest back in the 1940's. Today, BB&T
Field stands as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the country and a formidable home field for the Demon Deacons.
BB&T Field Events Hosted
In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, BB&T Field is the premier spot for college
football. The stadium has been the favorite of locals and visitors with its beauty and intimacy that makes game day the most
anticipated days of the year. The Atlantic Coast Conference has proven over the last few years that it is much more than just
a basketball conference. Some of the toughest teams in the country are coming out of the ACC, including the reigning champs.
This season, these great programs will travel to Winston-Salem to take on the Demon Deacons, who thrive on the spirit of their
home crowd. Teams like the Army Black Knights, Syracuse Orangemen, Boston College Eagles, Clemson Tigers and Virginia Tech
Hokies will all try to steal a rare win from the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. When it comes to college football, BB&T
Field is one of the most iconic in the ACC and always provides the best game day atmosphere you'll find. Come and see all
of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon action for yourself.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Known as the City of
Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina was settled as far back as 1753. Today, visitors to Winston-Salem will be drawn in by
the friendly atmosphere of this "Tobacco Road" community and will fall in love with the atmosphere of creativity that the
"City of Arts" has to offer. Whether you choose to take in a Wake Forest Deacon Demons football game at the BB&T Field,
wander through the city's many art galleries and museums, or even head out to wine taste in the Yadkin Valley, Winston-Salem
is full of memorable adventures for everyone.
BB&T Field Seating Layout
Though BB&T Field is one
of the smallest football stadiums in the ACC, with seats for 31,500 fans on game day, it has one of the best attendance percentages
in the country. The size and layout of the stadium make it incredibly intimate, and fans feel like they are on top of the
action, with a front row seat at every Demon Deacon home game. In 2008, BB&T Field added seat back chairs to go along
with the existing bleachers. Deacon Hill, located on the outskirts of the south endzone, is one of the most popular area for
fans to sit and frequently sells out.
BB&T Field Trivia
What is the nickname for BB&T Field? Locals
call the beautiful facility "The Chapel".