Salem Stadium

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Salem Football Stadium

  • 1002 Texas Street
  • Salem, VA 24153
  • Phone: (540) 375-3004
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Salem Football Stadium is a 7,157 seat municipal stadium that opened for business in August of 1985 after a rapid construction process. The stadium was actually completed just eight months after its approval was granted and a mere five months after grading on the property began. The city used a bond to pay for the $2.2 million facility that was constructed primarily for the city’s successful high school football program that has won six Virginia High School League State Championships since 1996.

Salem Stadium has been the home of the NCAA Division III Football Championship game since 1993. Since the Stagg Bowl debuted in southwest Virginia, the stadium has undergone a number of improvements to better accommodate both players and fans, including new lights, an expanded press box and the installation of synthetic Field Turf prior to the 2007 game.

The field has hosted a number of overflow sports crowds, but the biggest turnout occurred on October 27, 2008 when republican vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin attracted a crowd of more than 16,000 to a political rally.



  • Directions: From the North - Take I-81 South to Exit 141. Follow the signs to Salem. From the exit ramp, take Virginia route 419 South. Continue to follow signs towards Salem Civic Center. From the South - Take I-81 North to Exit 141. Follow the signs to Salem. From the exit ramp, take Virginia route 419 South. Continue to follow signs towards Salem Civic Centert. From U.S. 220 -Take the Franklin Road exit to route 419. Follow route 419 past Brambleton Avenue and Apperson Drive (about 8 miles). Take a left at Boulevard Roanoke and go 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Sports Facilities

General Facility Information

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  • Audio Description: Yes
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  • Lighting Available:
  • Type of Lighting: Broadcast quality
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  • Restrooms Available:
  • Restrooms Description: Permanent
  • Locker Rooms Available:
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  • Score Board: Yes - Digital Scoreboard
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  • Tower for Tournament Operations:
  • Parking: 3,500
  • Seating Capacity: 7,300
  • Seating Description: Stadium Seating
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • All Sports Offered: Football


  • Total Number of Football Fields: 1
  • Football Field Lights:

Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl NCAA Division III Football

  • December 18, 2015
  • Location: Salem Football Stadium
  • Address: 1002 Texas Street, Salem, VA 24153
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 Salem Stadium will be alive with college football action when the Division III National Football Championship, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl,… View Details

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