Fields & Stadiums
Along with the Salem Civic Center, separate athletic facilities are also part of the James E. Taliaferro Sports & Entertainment Complex. These major-league quality fields, stadiums and courts include: Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium and Salem Football Stadium.
Carilion Clinic Field - Red Sox Salem Memorial Stadium
This state of the art minor league baseball facility was constructed in 1995 and seats 6,300 fans. It is currently the home of the Boston Red Sox Class A Carolina League farm team, the Salem Red Sox, a team that won the league title in 2013.In addition to hosting baseball, the stadium has played host to the USA Olympic Softball team, NCAA baseball, ACC baseball, Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball and various music concerts and festivals.
Salem Football Stadium is a 7,157 seat municipal stadium that opened for business in August of 1985 after a rapid construction process. The stadium was actually completed just eight months after its approval was granted and a mere five months after grading on the property began. The city used a bond to pay for the $2.2 million facility that was constructed primarily for the city's successful high school football program that has won seven Virginia High School League State Championships since 1996. Salem Stadium has hosted the NCAA Division III Football Championship games, VHSL Championship Football and also hosted music festivals and concerts.