Richardson Stadium
The stadium in 2012
Location201 Faculty Drive
Davidson, North Carolina 28035
OwnerDavidson College
OperatorDavidson College
Capacity6,000 [1]
Opened1923; 101 years ago (1923)
Renovated1998, 2005
Davidson Wildcats (NCAA) teams:

Richardson Stadium is a stadium in Davidson, North Carolina.[1] It is home to the Davidson Wildcats football, lacrosse, and track and field teams.

The stadium incorporates both Stephen B. Smith Field and Irwin Belk Track. Richardson Stadium has a capacity for 6,000 people.[1]


It has also hosted the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship on three occasions from 1992 to 1994. Every autumn the stadium acts as the start and finish of the Davidson freshman Cake Race, where incoming students run a course around the college in competition for cakes baked by inhabitants of the local community. The facility opened in 1923 as Richardson Field[2] after being donated to the college by Lunsford Richardson Jr., Davidson class of 1914, and his brother Henry Smith Richardson, Davidson class of 1906, in memory of their father, Lunsford Richardson Sr., Davidson class of 1875. It was later renovated in 1998 and again in 2005 with the latter providing upgraded amenities including expanded seating, a new press box, weight room, and visitor's locker room.[3]

Occasionally the stadium will host Charlotte Eagles Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches when their stadium is not big enough for demand.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Richardson Stadium". Retrieved 2023-01-07.
  2. ^ "Davidson And Elon Saturday". The Concord Daily Tribune. (Concord, N.C.). 20 September 1923. Retrieved 2023-07-02.
  3. ^ "Richardson Stadium-Davidson, NC". 9 October 2012. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
Preceded byUSF Soccer Stadium Host of the College Cup 1992–1994 Succeeded byRichmond Stadium

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