Lewis C. Everett Stadium
Through the generous gift from L ewis C. Everett of Kilmarnock, Virginia, Hampden-Sydney College has completed the construction of the $5 million Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Construction on the 1850-seat facility began in November 2006 and was completed in August 2007. The Everett Stadium replaces the 40-year-old Hundley Stadium adjacent to Fulton Field.
The stadium features a lounge area on the second floor accompanied by another seating area under an awning, and the third floor features a press box with two rooms for coaches, two rooms for radio, and a main area for press and staff.
Since Everett Stadium was completed before the 2007 season, Hampden-Sydney has boasted a 17-3 record at home while winning two Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships and hosting two NCAA Playoff games. The Tigers have also defeated eight straight out of conference opponents at Everett Stadium. Even more impressive, since the opening of the stadium, Hampden-Sydney is undefeated against nationally ranked opponents.
During the 2009 season, the Hampden-Sydney faithful made Everett Stadium one of the best environments in the nation as the Tigers ranked second nationally in average home attendance with 4,765 fans-per-game. In 2010, the Tigers built that fan base to 7,024 fans-per-game - ranking second in attendance for the second consecutive year.
Since the 2008 season, Hampden-Sydney lacrosse has boasted a 21-12 home record while hosting three ODAC Playoff games. Everett Stadium has also given Tiger lacrosse the ability to provide video and audio webcasts of all home games.
Everett, a native of Danville, Virginia, is a member of the Class of 1963 at Hampden-Sydney College. At Hampden-Sydney, he was a star football player, First Team All-American, and still holds the H-SC record for the longest punt (78 yards against Randolph-Macon College in 1962). In addition to football, Everett was on the track and wrestling teams and was captain of the latter. In 1989, Everett was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Everett served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1968-69. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Everett came to Wheat First Securities from Merrill Lynch as vice president and branch manager in Wheat First’s Wilmington, North Carolina, office in 1977. In 1981, he moved to the home office in Richmond where in 1983 he became executive vice president and head of the Private Client Group. Under Everett’s leadership, the number of branch offices increased from 48 to 109 and the number of financial consultants grew from 394 to 939. In 1996, Everett was elected vice-chairman of Wheat First Butcher Singer, Inc. The firm was acquired by First Union Bank in 1997 and is now known as Wachovia Securities. Everett retired as vice chairman of Wheat First Union in 1998 and currently resides in Stuart, Florida and Kilmarnock, Virginia, with his wife, Leanna.
Everett served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from 1994-96. He is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.
The Lewis C. Everett Stadium, designed by Marcellus Wright Cox Architects, P.C., of Richmond, will blend with the Federal architecture of the Hampden-Sydney College campus. It will provide much needed space for press, scorekeepers, and radio announcers and will include restrooms in the concourse area and a filming platform in the cupola.
The interior design of the stadium lounge is by: Penelope S. Crandall, Interior Design Consultant of Midlothian, Virginia, and, Heidi S. Brooks, Interior Design Consultant of Generations Interior Design, Charlottesville, Virginia