Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium

Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium
Location 291 Catamount Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Coordinates 35°18′17″N 83°10′57″W / 35.30472°N 83.18250°W / 35.30472; -83.18250Coordinates: 35°18′17″N 83°10′57″W / 35.30472°N 83.18250°W / 35.30472; -83.18250
Owner Western Carolina University
Operator Western Carolina University
Capacity 13,742 (2003–present)
12,000 (1974–2002)
Surface Desso Challenge Pro 2 turf
Broke ground 1973
Opened September 14, 1974
Construction cost $1.66 million
($8.24 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Architect Moore and Robinson Architects
Western Carolina Catamounts (NCAA) (1974–present)

Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium is a 13,742-seat football stadium in Cullowhee, North Carolina.[2] It opened in 1974 and is home to the Western Carolina University Catamounts football team. The field itself is named Bob Waters Field. The football facility is located on the south end of the WCU campus and is bordered by Cullowhee Creek on the west side; Jordan-Phillips Field House and WCU Weight Room on its north end, and the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the south end.



After the 2008 season, the artificial surface was replaced with the Desso Challenge Pro 2 turf, a product of the Desso Sports Systems. The new turf consists of a nylon-like, woven base interlaced with synthetic "blades of grass" that are approximately two-inches in length. Once the surface was in place, it was back-filled with a mixture of sand and rubber to serve as the "dirt" and to provide stability to the turf.

During the off-season prior to the 2010 campaign, a new Daktronics scoreboard with video screen was installed in the south end zone of the facility. The state-of-the-art video screen measures 17-feet tall by 32-feet wide and includes a scoreboard with a matching score and time board adhered to the facade of the Jordan-Phillips Field House.

See also


  1. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. "E. J. Whitmire Stadium". Retrieved 2017-08-01.

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