Daytona Stadium

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Daytona Stadium
Larry Kelly Field
Municipal Stadium
BCU Wildcats Football game at Municipal Stadium
Location 3777 LPGA Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Owner City of Daytona Beach, Florida
Operator City of Daytona Beach, Florida
Capacity 9,601[1]
Surface Artificial turf
Construction
Broke ground 1987
Opened September 2, 1988[2]
Construction cost $6 million[2]
($12.4 million in 2017 dollars[3])
Tenants
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats (NCAA)
Mainland High School Football
Daytona Beach Racers (SFL) (2011)

Daytona Stadium[4], a 9,601-seat multi-purpose stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida built in 1988 and is home to the Bethune–Cookman University Wildcat football team. It is also used to host home games for the Mainland High School and Seabreeze High School football teams. The stadium is also known as Larry Kelly Field,[5] a name honoring former Daytona Beach Mayor Lawrence J. Kelly.

History

Until the end of the 2009 Bike Week season, the stadium hosted the AMA Flat Track motorcycle championships during Daytona Beach Bike Week. When the city took the track down as part of changes to the stadium, those races moved to a new dirt track at Daytona International Speedway.[6]

In 2008 and 2009 the stadium was the location of the Florida Football Alliance annual "Alliance Bowl" season-championship game. It was held in Jacksonville for the 2010 season while Municipal Stadium underwent surface replacement. The Alliance Bowl returned in 2011.

From 2014 to 2016, the stadium hosted the NAIA National Championship football game. In 2014, Southern Oregon claimed the title with a 55-31 win over Marian. Marian got revenge over Southern Oregon with a 31-14 win in 2015.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bethune–Cookman College Directory". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Denise O'Toole (August 29, 1988). "New Municipal Stadium Shines". The News-Journal. 
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ "DME Academy announces name change, other renovations to Municipal Stadium". The Daytona Beach New Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  5. ^ Central Florida Sports Venues at OrlandoSports.org Archived 2009-12-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [1]

External links

  • Bethune-Cookman Athletic Facilities

Coordinates: 29°10′23″N 81°7′3″W / 29.17306°N 81.11750°W / 29.17306; -81.11750


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