City Officials Unveil Plan To Give Bowman Gray Stadium A Makeover

City Officials Unveil Plan To Give Bowman Gray Stadium A Makeover

4:49pm Nov 14, 2018
Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem could soon be getting some major upgrades. Courtesy: Winston-Salem State University

An iconic Winston-Salem sports venue, Bowman Gray Stadium, could soon be getting a multi-million dollar tune-up.

The City of Winston-Salem and Winston-Salem State University announced a $9 million proposal featuring a slate of improvements to Bowman Gray.

The multi-use sports facility was originally built as a Depression-era public works project.

Its quarter-mile asphalt oval is one of stock car racing’s most legendary tracks, while the football field hosts Winston-Salem State’s football team.

The improvements would include upgraded Wi-Fi, parking, and seating. The football field would also be regraded and the racetrack resurfaced.

Officials cited the stadium’s aging infrastructure as the reason for the proposal.

The money for the project will have to be approved by the Winston-Salem City Council.

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