Duke adds Brooks Field to stadium name after $13M donation

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is renaming its football field after an alumnus and his wife who donated $13 million to the school’s athletic department.

President Richard Brodhead on Friday said the school’s board of trustees has approved the addition of Brooks Field to the Wallace Wade Stadium name.

The donation came from Steve and Eileen Brooks, who have given more than $20 million to Duke football. The team’s indoor and outdoor practice facilities already bear the family’s name.

Steve Brooks graduated from Duke in 1970 and is the president and CEO of the Phoenix American Insurance Group Inc. His son Matt was a four-year letterman on the Blue Devils’ football team and graduated in 2004.

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