Lewis C. Everett Stadium - Hampden-Sydney Tigers
Photos by Aaron S. Terry, Stadium Journey
Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.14
Lewis C. Everett Stadium College Rd Farmville, VA 23901
Year Opened: 2007
Grey and Garnet Tigers
Lewis C. Everett Stadium opened in 2007, and serves as the home field for Hampden-Sydney’s football team. The Tigers compete in the NCAA’s Division III, as part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Their biggest rival is the nearby Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets, a rivalry that has been ongoing since 1893.
Food & Beverage 3
Everett Stadium has a small selection of concessions items, but the prices are great. On the home side you can buy combos for $7, which includes your choice of a burger, hot dog, or barbecue sandwich, plus a large bag of chips and a bottled water or soda. Alternatively, on the visiting side you can get Bojangles – either two tenders or Supremes with a side for $5, or four tenders or Supremes with a side for $10 (savvy buyers might instead order two $5 combos, to get the four tenders with an extra side for the same money).
Everett Stadium is a nice facility, with great color all around and some nice touches, including a tiger statue in front of the fieldhouse which the players pat for luck on their way onto the field. The fieldhouse is also open during games, so you can go inside and check out the Tigers Hall of Fame.
The seats on the home side are benches with backs, though the facility only has a static scoreboard instead of a videoboard.
Farmville, Virginia is not a large town, but it does have a number of restaurants along Main Street north of the stadium; mostly fast food but there is also a Buffalo Wild Wings, which makes a great hangout before or after the football contest. There are also several hotels in the same area.
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers have a great fanbase who show up to games at Everett Stadium. There is a solid tailgating scene in the parking lots, which can be seen from the stadium, and a bunch of fans watch from the hillside next to the home grandstand. You will see plenty of Tigers gear being worn as well, and the fans can get plenty loud, more so than you might expect from a small stadium.
Getting to Everett Stadium is simple enough, except for Farmville being a little off the beaten path. However, you can park for free even if you only arrive a few minutes before kickoff, with plenty of parking spots along the streets right next to the facility.
Moving around the concourse is similarly east – the concessions lines are never too long, and it is easy to move from one side of the field to the other.
Return on Investment 4
There is no cost to attend Tigers games at Everett Stadium, and with no cost to park and low-cost concessions, this represents a great return on investment for college football.
I mentioned the Tiger statue already, as well as the Hall of Fame inside the fieldhouse, but you can also find real bathrooms inside the fieldhouse which you can use during the game. There is also a covered section on the home concourse behind the seats, in case you want to get out of the sun – there is also some shade under the trees behind the end zone.