GREENSBORO, NC (WFMY) - BB&T has secured naming rights to North Carolina A&T's football stadium after a seven-figure donation from the financial services company.

Aggie Stadium will be renamed BB&T Stadium after a $1.5-million gift to go toward renovating and upgrading the A&T athletics complex, including the 37-year-old football and track facility.

The money will be used for improving the athletics complex, including the stadium and Irwin Belk Track, which routinely hosts the high school state track and field championships. The stadium opened in 1981 and seats 27,769.

“Athletics are often described as the front doors for universities, the entry point for those outside our campuses to learn about our campuses and institutions,” said Earl Hilton, A&T’s director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “The success of our sports teams this past year has created a new level of visibility for athletics at A&T, and we are truly appreciative of BB&T’s support that will help us put our best foot forward in our facilities.”

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