Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fresh look to greet visitors at Carter-Finley

Staff photo by Ethan Hyman. To see more photos from Meet the Pack Day, go to:

A fresh, new look will greet fans at Carter-Finley Stadium tonight when N.C. State plays host to South Carolina.

During the offseason, the school installed banners on the west concourse underneath Vaughn Towers recognizing special moments in N.C. State history.

The east concourse is decorated with huge tapestries strung between the support posts. The tapestries are giant photos of the team in action.

"I don’t know that it could have turned out any better," said Ray Brincefield, N.C. State's assistant athletic director for outdoor facilities.

Athletic director Lee Fowler said the project cost between $85,000 and $90,000, which came out of a capital account fund reserved for facilities improvements. Fowler said the west concourse improvements in particular improve the stadium’s appearance in an area recruits commonly stroll through on official visits.

・Thousands of students who applied for tickets won’t get the opportunity to see Carter-Finley’s facelift or the game.

Fowler said 12,935 students applied for tickets, but only 7,950 were available. The total student attendance, including the band, cheerleaders and members of the student Wolfpack Club, will be 9,250.

The nearly 13,000 student ticket applications was among the largest totals the school has had for a game, Fowler said.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

57,583 seats. I guess that would be considered impressive for an ACC team. It would mean a half empty stadium for an SEC team.

Anonymous said...

Just a more quaint environment to watch the Pack choke the Gamecocks tonght.

Anonymous said...


real SEC football teams have more respect for NC State than south carolina.....cellar dwellers.

pack by 10

JD said...

Sure beats last seasons signs warning you that you may be shot in the parking lot by another one of your own fans.

Anonymous said...

At least at UNC-CH you can tailgate in a parking deck! You've got to love the UNC-CH faithful that are mad at having to attend a Thursday night matchup vs. FSU. These fans may have to miss dinner at the Club that evening. Or serving food at the Applebees. Heavens!