Memorial Stadium was built in 1925 to serve as a regional athletic and special events facility. The main gate serves as a memorial to Western North Carolina’s war veterans. Adjacent to McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists, Memorial Stadium served as the home field of the Asheville Splash women’s semi-professional soccer team (2002-2004) and the Asheville Grizzlies semi-pro football team. Our men’s club kicked off at Memorial Stadium in 2017, averaging 2,000 loyal and loud fans per game. Our women’s team will kick off at Memorial Stadium in 2018.
The Asheville soccer community has long enjoyed Memorial Stadium as the crown jewel of daily pick-up games, Beer City Cup, high school events, and competitive youth soccer. In 2016, Asheville voters passed a bond referendum, including approximately $4 million that is designated for upgrades and improvements to Memorial Stadium. Asheville City Soccer Club is proud to support this effort, which is expected to include turf replacement. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.
Memorial Stadium is an integral part of Asheville City Soccer Club’s identity, as shown by this video from our inaugural year. We embrace the rich character of this historic venue and seek to preserve its place in our community while being part of South Slope’s renaissance.
Address and Parking
32 Buchanan Place
Asheville, NC 28801
Memorial Stadium is located in downtown Asheville, behind McCormick Field and within a 15 minute walk of breweries on South Slope. Gates open 90 minutes before kickoff.
Limited free lot parking is available near Memorial Stadium’s main entry gate off of Buchanan Place behind McCormick Field. An additional free lot is located on the north side of the stadium off of Hunt Hill Place.
Garage parking is available at the Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage. The first hour is free, and each additional hour is $1.
Street parking is available near the stadium and along MLK Drive, Buchanan Avenue, and on South Slope at Buxton Avenue, Banks Avenue, and Coxe Avenue.
Asheville City encourages fans to carpool and use ride sharing services, especially if you plan to enjoy Asheville’s local beer scene. Along with our friends at the Asheville Brewers Alliance, we support the Serve Safe, Ride Safe, Do the Right Thing campaign and encourage our fans to do the same.
Game Day Info
Season ticket holders gain entry to all home games at any gate by wearing their 2018 home season ticket jersey.
Single game and group ticket information can be found here. As always children under 5 accompanied by an adult get free entry.
All seating at Memorial Stadium is general admission. Asheville City’s supporters group, the South Slope Blues, sits in the west-side grandstand. Bench seating is available in the east-side stand. Fans are welcome to stand on the north and south ends and behind the sideline fencing. Asheville City is proud to enjoy a home stadium atmosphere that is a throwback to the origins of professional soccer.
Food & Beverage
Asheville City is proud to feature local beer on tap. Draft and can beers are available for purchase with a bracelet at beer tents. Each adult wearing a bracelet is limited to purchasing one beer at a time.
Food trucks featured in the south end of the stadium offer fresh, local food for dinner or snacks.
Asheville City Soccer Club merchandise is available for purchase at the Merchandise Tent in the south end. Look for the navy tent with ACSC logos.
Core Values and Code of Conduct
Asheville City Soccer Club celebrates the diversity of our community. Our logo embodies our principles. We embrace people of all backgrounds, inclusive of race, religion, color, ethnicity, class, sex, pregnancy status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, religion, national origin, immigration status, military status, age, and disability. We are united in our love for the beautiful game.
In that spirit, we ask all fans to create a home stadium atmosphere that embraces our diversity. Passionate support with this in mind helps Asheville City create a stadium atmosphere that embodies The Asheville Way and sets the standard by which other clubs in our leagues will be measured.