Brooks StadiumEdit profile
Brooks Stadium is a 9,112-seat multi-purpose stadium in Conway, South Carolina. It is home to the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers football team. The facility opened in 2003 and is named in honor of Coby Garrett Brooks and Boni Belle Brooks, children of the late Robert "Bob" Brooks. Brooks was a Loris, South Carolina native and was the chairman of Hooters of America, Inc. On October 7, 2006, the field was named James C. Benton Field to honor the family for a large donation they made to the Coastal athletics program earlier in the year. The stadium saw its first action on September 6, 2003, as the Chanticleer football team opened its inaugural game vs. Newberry College in front of a crowd of more than 8,000. The stadium was designed to be expandable to seat nearly 20,000. The $8.5 million Adkins Fieldhouse opened at Brooks Stadium in June 2010. It is named for brothers Mark and Will Adkins (Coastal Carolina '89), who donated $1.5 million to the project. The fieldhouse added 1,600 seats, bringing the stadium capacity to 9,112.