Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Bristol Municipal Stadium

Marker ID: THC 1A 131
Location: at the intersection of Paul Odom Way and Cortland Street, 1112 Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 34.927    W 082° 10.949
  36.58211666    -82.18248333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM68KY


The Bristol Municipal Stadium
The Stone Castle

The Bristol Municipal Stadium was built with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration between 1934 and 1937. The stone came from nearby Beaver Creek. A dedication ceremony was held on October 8, 1936, before the Tennessee High and Science Hill High of Johnson City football game. It served as the home field for Tennessee High School and Virginia High School, as well as Slater High School and Douglas High School, Black High schools in Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, respectively, and King College. The Municipal Stadium, commonly known as Stone Castle, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 for its unique architecture.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.