Chatham County, Memorial Stadium

In 2015, Memorial Stadium consisted of historic concrete grandstands and a natural grass field that had long hosted high school football clashes and annual band competitions, however, age, disrepair, and spalling concrete signaled the need for action. Chatham County teamed with CHA to design a replacement of the 1950s historic stadium. The new Memorial Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility that seats 5,000 spectators and features a synthetic turf multi-sport field and end zone building with public restrooms, concessions, locker rooms, a community room, and offices.

Proudly featured in the stadium is a memorial plaza and granite monument to the 897 soldiers from Chatham County that gave their lives in wars and conflicts from World War I to the present day. The enhanced memorial is highlighted by new bronze plaques in the style of the original War Memorial, from which the stadium takes its name. The new Memorial Stadium gives residents a competition-worthy sports venue and a vibrant setting where community gathers.

Project summary

>65 yrs.

New stadium replaced dated 1950s stadium.


Granite monument honors 897 soldiers from Chatham County.


The state-of-the-art facility seats 5,000 spectators.

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Ed O'Hara, RLA*

Ed O'Hara, RLA*
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Ed is one of the country’s premier sports designers. He has designed and overseen the installation of over 350 synthetic turf fields as well as over 400 natural grass turf fields, many of which are located at colleges and universities across the country. He has 34 years of progressive sports facility planning, landscape architecture and project management experience, including 1,200 projects since joining CHA in 1988.