Duke Receives $13M Gift; Names Field

Wallace Wade Stadium's playing field will be officially known as Brooks Field following a generous donation from one of the school's prominent alumni.

The Duke Football program announced the naming of the newly installed field at Wallace Wade Stadium this week as well as the receipt of a commitment for a $13M gift from Steve and Eileen Brooks.

“Lifting Duke football to the level of the rest of the university has been one of the pleasures of recent years, and Steve and Eileen Brooks have been steadfast friends throughout that process,” Brodhead said. “We are grateful for their generosity, which will provide a strong foundation for the student-athlete experience at Duke.”

With this latest gift Mr. and Mrs. Brooks have donated more than $20 million to Duke. Previous gifts helped fund the indoor practice facility and a building on campus - both of which feature the family's surname.

“Steve and Eileen Brooks have been tremendously generous, as well as incredibly faithful, relative to supporting Duke University for many years and, specifically in the case of Duke Football, no one has been more committed to helping us build a championship program,” said Kevin White, vice president and director of Duke Athletics.

Brooks graduated from Duke in 1970. He is the president and chief executive officer of the Phoenix American Insurance Group Inc., and has served on the Trinity Board of Visitors, Duke Athletics Advisory Board and the Duke Law School Board.

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