Newly renovated Richardson Stadium is an artificial turf field and home to the Football and Lacrosse teams. Campers and staff will be housed in Watts Hall, an air-conditioned college dormitory and they will eat their meals in Vail Commons Dining Hall.
Newly renovated beginning in 1998, Richardson Stadium is the home to Stephen B. Smith Field and Irwin Belk Track. Seating up to 6,000 fans, Richardson resonates with memories of homecoming and alumni cake races. Richardson Stadium also holds the Hubbard Family Football Locker Rooms and the Doe Weight Room.
Football and Lacrosse both compete on Smith Field. The NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship was hosted by Davidson at Richardson Stadium for three consecutive years (1992-94), launching the College Cup to national attention. In 1994, the tourney drew a then-record crowd of 23,818 people in two days.
Richardson Stadium had its inaugural season in 1923, due to the generous gift of Lunsford Richardson, Jr., Class of 1914 and Henry Smith Richardson, Class of 1906, in memory of their father, Lunsford Richardson, Sr., Class of 1875.
From Charlotte: Take I-77 North to Exit 30. Turn right and proceed to campus.
From Statesville, NC: Take I-77 South to Exit 30. Turn left and proceed to campus.
From Atlanta: Take I-85 North to Charlotte. Take I-77 North and proceed to Exit 30. Turn right and proceed to campus.
From Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill: Take I-85 South to I-40 West. In Statesville take I-77 South. Travel approximately 20 miles to Exit 30. Turn left and proceed to campus.
Parking is available in the Baker Sports Complex on Baker Drive. The stadium is located northwest of the lot.