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).
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 $5 million that is designated for upgrades and improvements to Memorial Stadium. Asheville City Soccer Club is proud to support this effort.
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.
Parking *Important changes for 2019*
32 Buchanan Place
Asheville, NC 28801
Memorial Stadium is located in downtown Asheville, adjacent to McCormick Field and within a 15 minute walk of breweries and restaurants on the South Slope. Gates open 60 minutes before kickoff. '
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.
*No parking will be allowed in the Mountainside Park area north of the stadium. In addition, there will be no access to this area via Edgehill Ave. There will be staff in place at Edgehill Ave preventing event traffic access.
*No event parking will be allowed in the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium. Staff will be in place at each of the red indicators shown below preventing any event access beyond the points indicated.
Beginning this season, the City of Asheville has implemented a new parking plan for all events at Memorial Stadium and McCormick Field. This plan consists of significant changes from past seasons. Please make note of these changes and plan accordingly as you make your way to the stadium.
THE BEST TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR ACSC GAMES ARE:
1) Utilize ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Drop-off/pick-up location at McCormick Place is labeled on map above.
2) Utilize downtown parking garages. The nearest garage is adjacent to the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue and is an easy walk to the stadium. Realtime downtown parking options can be found here: Asheville Find Parking.
*Parking in the Stadium Lot and McCormick Lot is very limited. Handicap parking is available nearest the stadium entrance. Please show your hangtags to staff at Buchanan Place for access. Parking in the grass area at Buchanan Place has been significantly reduced.
Game Day Info
Season ticket holders gain entry to all home games at any gate by wearing their 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.
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.
Adverse Weather and Rain Policy
If a match is cancelled or rescheduled, information is immediately posted on our social media sites and www.ashevillecitysc.com. If an event is cancelled, refunds will automatically be given for all pre-sale single game tickets. If an event is postponed and then rescheduled, tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the new date or you may request a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds WILL NOT be given once a ticket is used to enter the stadium for a match. These tickets will be good towards a future event if the match is not able to be played or finished on the given date.
- Cancelled Event – a Cancelled Event is one that will NOT be made up.
- Postponed or Rescheduled Event – A Postponed or Rescheduled Event is one that WILL be made up at a later date.
Core Values and Code of Conduct
Asheville City Soccer Club celebrates the diversity of our community. 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.