Facilities

Along with the Salem Civic Center, separate athletic facilities are also part of the James E. Taliferro Sports & Entertainment Complex. These major-league quality fields, stadiums and courts include: Lewis-Gale Medical Center Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium, Salem Football Stadium, James Moyer Sports Complex & The Salem Civic Center Coliseum.

LewisGale Field

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 Civic Center

The Salem Civic Center, the hub of the James E. Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex, became a part of Salem’s landscape October 1967. For more than 45 years the 7,000 seat facility has welcomed a who’s who of entertainment’s brightest stars to its stage including the likes of Bill Cosby, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Brown and Michael McDonald. The Taliaferro Complex is one of the more versatile Entertainment and Sports venues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on 65 acres of land, the complex is home to not only the Salem Civic Center, but also Salem Football Stadium and Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. There are more than 4,000 free parking spaces at the complex.

Salem Stadium

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 six Virginia High School League State Championships since 1996. Salem Stadium has been the home of the NCAA Division III Football Championship game since 1993 and also hosted music festivals and concerts.