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Stadium Policies and FAQ


The Memorial Stadium Authority supervises and directs the general operation of Durham County Memorial Stadium.  It establishes polices relative to Maintenance, Fees and Use of the Facility.  The Stadium Manager is the representative from Durham County Government - General Services Division responsible for the day to day venue operations including Booking, Event Management, Marketing, Operations and all other stadium related responsibilities.  The Stadium is owned and operated by Durham County, North Carolina.

Stadium Policies


No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Cameras and Recording Devices

Cameras and Recording Devices are allowed for most events.  This is subject to change on an event by event basis.  Durham County Memorial Stadium staff cannot hold/store any personal property belonging to a guest and will be asked to return it to their vehicle.


Durham County Memorial Stadium does not allow patrons/vendors/guests/event producers to use adhesive tape on any of our surfaces.  Nails/Screws/Staples/Stakes/Etc are not to be driven into walls, ceilings, turf, track, furniture or any other surface inside the stadium unless approved by the Stadium Manager.

Food and Drink

No food or drink (except water) is allowed on the track or turf field.  This is including but not limited to Chewing Gum and Sunflower Seeds.

No metal or glass containers are allowed inside the facility.


Drones and other aircraft are prohibited.

No Smoking

No smoking or other controlled substances are allowed on Durham County Memorial Stadium Property.

Service Animals

Only Service Animals for guests with disabilities are allowed inside the stadium.


Elevator located the center of the Home (South) Concourse.  It has access to the Observation Deck/ADA section and the Press Box.  Press box is only for authorized event personnel only.

First Aid

Durham County Memorial Stadium has (2) First Aid offices.  One on the Home side across from Section C and One on the Visitor’s side behind section G.  Both First Aid offices have AEDs located outside of the office.  These are staffed on a per event basis.  EMTs are an additional expense.

No Smoking

Durham County Memorial Stadium is a Smoking Free Facility.  The use of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes is prohibited on Durham County Memorial Stadium Property.

Throwing Objects

For the safety of all, guests are prohibited from throwing any object in the stands or onto the playing surfaces or stage. 


No spectators are allowed on the track or turf.  Climbing of the Goal Posts is prohibited.  Patrons that enter restricted areas will be considered trespassing and may be subject to ejection or possibly arrest.


Violation of Durham County Memorial Stadium policies or state/local laws may result in ejections, fines, and/or prosecution. In addition, violators may be barred from future events at Durham County Memorial Stadium.  Ejected parties may make a written appeal to the Stadium Manager or their designee. The decision rendered on appeal shall be final. 


Parking fees may be charged on a per event basis.  Maximum parking charge is currently $10.00 per vehicle.  

Access to the Home (South) Parking lot is located on Stadium Drive.

Access to the Visitor (North) Parking lot is located on Wisteria Avenue.

Tailgating is approved in the parking lots.  Maximum Charge for parking for Tailgating is $50.00 per vehicle.  Lots open 2 hours prior to the event start time.

Overnight Parking is not allowed

Prohibited Items

For safety reasons, patrons may be refused entry if they are in possession of prohibited items including, but not limited to: 

  • Alcoholic beverages/illegal drugs
  • Food and drinks
  • Drones or Remote-Controlled Model Aircraft
  • Cigarettes or E-Cigarettes (smoking free facility)
  • Glass, metal containers and flasks
  • Fireworks/flares
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons of any kind (Including Firearms and Knives)
  • Baby seats or carriers
  • Glitter/confetti
  • Balloons, glow sticks, frisbees, permanent markers, spray paint, streamers
  • Parcels or packages
  • Inflatables
  • Brooms
  • Chairs/stools
  • Pamphlets, product samples
  • Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, helmets 
  • Any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate by Stadium Management and/or Event Promoters

Prohibited items must be returned to the owner's car or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession of such items is subject to arrest.