Originally built in 1968, Wake Forest's Truist Field is the home of the Demon Deacon football team. With a capacity of 31,500, Truist Field offers an intimate setting with fans right on top of the action.
Formerly known as BB&T Field, the name change came in July 2020 as a result of the merger between SunTrust and BB&T to form Truist. Considered one of the most beautiful stadiums of its size in the nation, Truist Field has undergone significant renovations in recent years.
Prior to the 2005 season, the facade along the sidelines and south endzone were re-faced with approximately 89,000 bricks, specifically created for this project by Pine Hall Brick Company. The bricks are in the same style of those that adorn the buildings on Wake Forest's Reynolda Campus, less than a mile away.
In 2006, a state-of-the-art, "next generation" FieldTurf surface was installed to give the Deacons a top-notch and beautiful playing field year round.
In January 2007, construction began on McCreary Tower, a massive seven-story pressbox that is situated on the west side of the stadium. McCreary Tower, which was built at a cost of $48 million, houses luxury suites, club seats, boxes for the University President, home and visiting athletic directors and print and electronic media.
Construction on McCreary Tower was completed in August 2008, and the facility has since served as the centerpiece of the football stadium complex.
Also in 2008, several new seating options became available to fans. Chairback seating was installed in a portion of both sides of the stadium, and temporary bleachers were added behind the north end zone, offering unique group seating opportunities to Deacon fans.
On Oct. 8, 2011, Wake Forest added a state-of-the-art video board to the South end zone. The board measures 42 feet in height and 90 feet in width. It contains over 1.5 million pixels and 3,780 square feet of active video area.
Prior to the 2009 season, the east side concourse was completely remodeled with new bathrooms and concession stands.
Behind the north end zone sits Bridger Field House, which serves a number of purposes for the Wake Forest athletic department. Built in 1998, Bridger Field House houses the home and visiting team locker rooms, postgame interview room, specific areas for equipment and sports medicine staff and the Deacon Shop on the first floor. The offices of the Deacon Club and Ticket Operations are also housed in Bridger.
The stadium, which seats 31,500, is located between Reynolds and Deacon Boulevards, one mile from the Wake Forest campus. It also is part of the athletic hub of Winston-Salem, which includes the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the Demon Deacon basketball teams and located across the street from Truist Field, as well as David F. Couch Ballpark, home of Deacon baseball and adjacent to the football facility.
Wake Forest University has contracted the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to book and manage external events at Truist Field (not including Wake Forest football). Recent non-sporting events at Truist Field include sold-out concerts by Guns N' Roses and Billy Joel. Call 336-373-7449 for booking information.