About Barker-Lane Stadium
Opened in 2008, Barker-Lane Stadium and Ed Gore Field is home to the Campbell football and women’s lacrosse teams. With the completion of the West stand in 2013, seating capacity now stands at 5500. Campbell hosted Birmingham-Southern on Aug. 30, 2008 in the inaugural game at the facility, attended by a standing-room crowd of 5,845 fans.
Barker-Lane Stadium was named for Bob Barker and Don Lane. Bob Barker, class of 1965, is chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Bob Barker Company, the industry’s largest supplier of institutional products and supplies for correctional and rehabilitation facilities worldwide. The corporate office for the company is located in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Dr. Don Lane is owner of Lane Family Dentistry, a full-service practice with over 20 locations across the state.
Ed Gore Field was named in honor of Edward M. Gore, a member of the class of 1952, during the spring of 2009. Dr. Gore was a highly successful real estate developer; his name is virtually synonymous with the prized coastal properties of Sunset Beach & Twin Lakes, Sea Trail Resort, and Ocean Ridge Plantation. He passed away in July 2014.
Ground-breaking ceremonies for the stadium were held Mar. 27, 2007 and construction was started by general contractor T.A. Loving. McMillan Smith & Partners served as architect.
Lights were added to the facility prior to the 2012 season, allowing the Camels more options for practice times, as well as greater flexibility for broadcasts and other sporting events. The four 110-foot poles, two on each side of the stadium, feature 42 each and 168 total fixtures, providing 100 foot candle on all portions of the playing field.
The West stand was completed in 2013 and includes 3,000 seats; with 867 chair back seats, plus bleacher back seating as well as new restroom and concession facilities.
Attendance has topped the 6,000 mark five times in the stadium’s history, including a record 6,580 for the Camels’ 2015 Homecoming matchup against Morehead State.
The W. Irvin Warren Athletic Center is named in honor of William Irvin Warren the Founder and President of Warren Oil Company, Inc. Warren Oil Company, with corporate offices located in Dunn, N.C., is the largest independent lubricants manufacturer in North America with production locations in six states.
Inside the Warren Athletic Center is a multi-purpose room for gatherings and team meetings that may be sectioned into multiple rooms. Coaching staff offices and the coaches locker room, plus a conference room, video room and equipment room are also located within the building.
The Warren Center also houses an on-site athletic training room that includes whirlpool, ice machine and training tables. The home locker room features lockers for 120 football players, while the visitor locker room includes 80 lockers and can be sectioned into two separate rooms
Carlie C’s IGA Hometown Proud Press Tower was completed in 2013 and is named in honor of Carlie C. and Joyce McLamb. Mr. and Mrs. McLamb opened their first grocery store in 1961. Over the years they expanded their business and today have 16 stores located in Harnett, Johnston, Cumberland, Wake, Durham and Wayne counties.
The press box is 80 feet high with elevator access to all floors. The building includes an executive level on the second floor just above the top row of bleachers and houses a central President’s Suite with seating for 40. There are also two exterior patios on the north and south. The third floor houses a 3,800 square foot central press area with seating for 50, including home and visitor radio locations, an official box, and booths for both the visiting and home coaching staff.
In January 2015, the Burt Family Sports Performance Center opened. The nearly 6,000 square foot facility, located in the southeast corner of Barker-Lane Stadium, features 900 square feet of sport turf, 12 state-of-the-art custom Hammer Strength combo racks with inlaid Olympic lifting platforms, six glute hamstring developers and four Hammer Strength plate loaded machines. The training facility also includes two Pit Shark belt squat machines, custom iron grip dumbbells, custom plyometric jumping boxes and a comprehensive nutrition and hydration station.
The best game day experience in the PFL will be even better in 2016 with the installation of a state-of-the-art high-definition Daktronics video board just beyond the north endzone. The screen boasts a 24’-7 ¼” height and 42’-4” width.