Boshamer Stadium

Boshamer Stadium is the home of the Carolina baseball team. Opened in 1972, Boshamer replaced Emerson Field, the longtime home of Tar Heel baseball and other sports. The stadium is named for Cary C. Boshamer, an alumnus and former football player who had a successful career in the textile industry in Gastonia, North Carolina. He was an active supporter of the university, funding an endowed professorship in his name and a scholarship. The UNC baseball team moved to the site of Boshamer Stadium in 1966, playing games at the new field in front of a few fans on temporary stands. When the new stadium opened in time for the 1972 season, it included seats for more than 2,000 fans. The stadium underwent a significant renovation following the 2007 season, expanding seating to 4,100 and adding modern amenities. When it reopened in 2009 the playing field was named for supporter and former player Vaughn Bryson and his wife, Nancy, and the expanded courtyard area was named for the family of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who donated money to support the renovation.


Date Established: 2007

Date Range: 2007 – Present

Boshamer Stadium, ca. 1970s. UNC Image Collection, North Carolina Collection Photo Archives, Wilson Library.