Guest Health & Safety Guidelines
Duke University and Duke University Athletics are committed to promoting a safe environment for all game day guests. Guests are encouraged to make the right choice for their own safety and the safety of others around them.
Duke will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our extended community. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before attending events on the Duke University campus and expect all visitors to adhere to university, local, and state guidelines. No proof of vaccination will be required for Athletic Events other than Men’s & Women’s Basketball.
Guidelines are subject to change throughout the season. Please check GoDuke.com and follow @Duke_GAMEDAY on Twitter for updates leading up to game day.
- Duke University no longer requires masks/face coverings in outdoor congregate settings, including Duke Athletic events in outdoor venues. Individuals are encouraged to carry a mask to wear in the event physical distancing cannot be effectively maintained in an outdoor setting. Please respect anyone who chooses to continue wearing masks as a means to prevent exposure to themselves or loved ones.
- As of March 7, 2022, Duke University no longer requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside most University owned and leased facilities. Masks are still required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, for in-person classes, in Duke buses and vans, and in clinical and patient care areas. Masks may still be required in other locations based on specific circumstances. Guests should carry a mask and be prepared to wear it if required while on-campus.
- When seating arrangements and space permits, guests are encouraged to distance themselves from other parties as much as practicable.
- Stay Home if Feeling Sick. Guests should not attend a game if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, new loss/change in taste or smell, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness, with individuals over 65 years of age and with underlying medical conditions being especially vulnerable. By attending an athletic event on the campus of Duke University, the individual assumes all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Accessibility Accommodations and Information
Please find below a list of disability services currently provided at Morris Williams Stadium. Prior to meet day, please feel free to reach out to our disabilities coordinators at 919-668-6213 to help make arrangements for your visit or if you have any special needs, questions, or concerns regarding our accessibility and accommodations. On meet day, please find the nearest event staff member for assistance.
- Accessible Parking for Guests with Disabilities – is available in the Whitford Lot on Whitford Drive (GPS Address: 110 Whitford Drive). An accessible drop-off and pick-up point for guests with disabilities is available on Whitford Drive at the Brandaleone Family North Gate of Morris Williams Stadium. Parking opens three (3) hours prior to the first event each day. All parking is free of charge.
- Accessible Entrances for Guests with Disabilities – all entrances to Morris Williams Stadium are accessible for guests with disabilities. The accessible pedestrian path to the Southwest and South Gates from Frank Bassett Drive & Science Drive Garage is located near the intersection of Frank Bassett Drive and Science Drive.
- Accessible Seating for Guests with Disabilities – is available on the front row of the stadium bleachers in the southwest corner of Morris Williams. Accessible ramps are located at both ends of the bleachers.
- Accessible Restrooms for Guests with Disabilities – are located on the south end of the Koskinen Stadium concourse immediately adjacent to the South Gate of Morris Williams Stadium. If guests are in need of a gender-neutral or family restroom, please see the nearest Event Staff member and ask them to contact the Meet Operations Manager for assistance.
- Assistive Listening Devices – are available for all Duke Track & Field meets. Guests should see the nearest Event Staff member and ask them to contact the Meet Operations Manager. The Meet Operations Manager will meet the guest and deliver the device. Post-meet, guests should return the device to the nearest Event Staff Member.
It is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol into Morris Williams Stadium. Individuals violating this policy are subject to ejection from the stadium.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available for all Duke Track & Field meets. Guests should see the nearest Event Staff member and ask them to contact the Meet Operations Manager. The Meet Operations Manager will meet the guest and deliver the device. Post-meet, guests should return the device to the nearest Event Staff Member.
A Duke Federal Credit Union ATM is located outside of the Johnson Family Team Store at the Scott Family Athletics Performance Center. The ATM only dispenses cash ($20 increments) and does not take deposits.
All bags are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium for regular season Duke Track & Field Meets. All backpacks, duffel bags, and large bags will be inspected by Event Staff at entry to the facility.
For the safety of all in attendance, bags/items are not permitted to be left unattended outside of Morris Williams Stadium. Unattended bags/items found outside the stadium will be dealt with in a manner deemed appropriate by stadium officials, including but not limited to disposal. Duke University and Duke Athletics are not responsible for loss of any unattended items.
Banners and Signs
Banners and signs are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium, however Duke reserves the right to prohibit or require the cessation of any display of a banner or sign that obstructs the view of other fans, obscures stadium signage, can be considered an advertisement, or is determined to be obscene, vulgar, indecent, inappropriate, or derogatory.
Hand-held still cameras are permitted for personal use only. No cameras are permitted into the stadium with a lens longer than four (4) inches. Video cameras are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium for track & field competitions for personal use only.
Meet concessions, operated by Trident Provisions, will be available on Saturday, April 9 and located immediately adjacent to the Morris Williams Stadium bleachers. A great variety of food items and Coca-Cola products will be available. All concessions are cashless.
Duke Athletics expects all fans to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times before, during, and after the competition. We expect all fans to treat other fans, players, coaches, and officials with courtesy. Please join us in creating a fun, safe, family atmosphere at Morris Williams Stadium by not:
- Interfering with other guests’ ability to enjoy the game
- Using or displaying foul or abusive language or gestures
- Appearing to be intoxicated or in a diminished capacity
- Failing to produce a ticket upon request or sitting in a seat that does not match your ticket
- Entering the competition or restricted access areas
- Smoking or using tobacco products on campus
- Throwing objects onto the competition area or within the venue
- Otherwise being disorderly
Guests should contact a stadium staff member if they feel someone is not acting appropriately. Violators are subject to ejection and possible arrest. For assistance during the meet:
- Contact the nearest event staff member
- Text “DUKE
(issue and location)” to 919-808-5576 – message and data rates may apply
- Tweet @Duke_GAMEDAY on Twitter with your issue and location
Durham Visitors Information
- During any emergency inside the stadium, follow the directions of the PA announcer, event staff, and emergency responders.
- Always designate a pre-determined location both inside and outside the stadium to meet friends and family in case you get separated or in the event of an emergency.
- Upon arriving at your seat location, first find the nearest exit and then locate an alternate exit in case of emergency. Exit gates for the stadium are located at:
- Brandaleone Family North Gate – located on Whitford Drive
- Northwest Gate – located on Whitford Drive behind the High Jump & Javelin competition areas
- Southwest Gate – located above Frank Bassett Drive immediately behind the stadium bleachers
- South Gate – located above Frank Bassett Drive near the 100m / 110m start next to the stadium video board
- All exits are accessible for guests with disabilities
- See Something, Say Something – If you see or become aware of any activity that is unusual, suspicious or causes you concern, report the activity to the nearest police officer or Event Staff.
- Emergency vehicles may be present in and around Koskinen Stadium. Please do not obstruct the path of travel of a fire truck or emergency vehicle or interfere with their operations. Vehicles or objects (tents, tables, tailgate games, etc.) blocking emergency vehicles, designated fire lanes, stadium exits or exit paths, or vehicle/pedestrian traffic in general will be removed and dealt with in a manner deemed appropriate by stadium officials. Vehicles are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
- Monitor the weather prior to the meet. Take the necessary precautions to protect your family and friends should severe weather be encountered before, during, or after competition. In the event of inclement weather during the game, please be prepared to evacuate the stadium and return to your car.
Emotional Support Animals
Therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and companion dogs are not Service Animals as defined by the ADA and are not permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium during competition.
First Aid/Emergency Medical Assistance
For first aid and emergency medical assistance, please visit the designated First Aid location on the north end of Kennedy Tower inside Morris Williams Stadium. In case of emergency, contact the nearest Event Staff member, call Duke Police at 919-684-2444 or call 9-1-1 to reach Durham Police.
Food and Beverage
Outside food and beverage are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium. All coolers will be inspected by Event Staff at entry.
Gates (Entrance into Stadium)
There are three (3) gates to Morris Williams Stadium – the Brandaleone Family North Gate located on Whitford Drive and the South Gate and Southeast Gates located off of Frank Bassett Drive. All gates are accessible for guests with disabilities. All items brought into the stadium are subject to inspection by venue staff.
If you are in need of assistance or information, please ask Duke Athletics Staff. The Match Manager will be available for assistance.
Lost and Found
All lost and found items will be turned into the Meet Operations Manager. Items turned in will be kept at Officials/Volunteer Check-In at the Meet Operations Tent next to Kennedy Tower.
Guests looking for lost items on the day of competition should ask the nearest Event Staff to speak to Meet Operations Manager.
Items that are not picked up during the meet can be picked up on the next business day following the meet by contacting the Duke Athletic Facilities & Game Operations office at 919-668-5658. Unclaimed lost and found items will be retained for thirty (30) days following the event. After that time, any unclaimed items will be discarded.
To obtain a photographer or media credentials please contact Duke Sports Information at 919-688-7938 at least two (2) days prior to the meet start date. No access will be permitted to the Kennedy Tower press area, track or throwing areas without proper media/photo credentials.
The Johnson Family Team Store, located in Scott Family Athletic Performance Center, is open for your shopping convenience. For store hours during Duke Track & Field Meets, visit dukestores.duke.edu/hours.
Parking and Traffic Information
Duke Invitational Parking Map
- Parking Hours – all parking lots open three (3) hours prior to the first event each day of competition.
- Team Parking
- Unloading/Loading Zone – An unloading/loading zone will be provided on Frank Bassett Drive (GPS Address: 147 Frank Bassett Drive) outside Morris Williams Stadium. Parking lot attendants will direct teams upon arrival and organize staging.
- Team Bus Shuttle Exit – Team buses shuttling student-athletes should use the Grounds Lot to exit onto NC 751/Cameron Blvd. No turn-around is needed.
- Team Buses & Vans Parking – Team buses remaining on-site and team van parking will be will park in the Grounds Lot (GPS Address: 110 Frank Bassett Drive). All entry from the lot is via Frank Bassett Drive. All exit from the lot is via NC 751/ Cameron Blvd..
- General Public Parking – is available free of charge for Duke Track & Field meets.
- Accessible Parking for Guests with Disabilities – is available in the Whitford Lot on Whitford Drive (GPS Address: 110 Whitford Drive). An accessible drop-off and pick-up point for guests with disabilities is available on Whitford Drive at the Brandaleone Family North Gate of Morris Williams Stadium.
- General Public Parking – is available in Science Drive Garage (GPS Address: 3100 Cameron Blvd.) located on NC 751/Cameron Blvd. All entry/exit from Science Drive Garage is from NC 751/Cameron Blvd. There is no charge to park. There is no tailgating permitted in the garage.
- Parking Disclaimer
- Duke University assumes no responsibility for loss through fire, theft, collision, or otherwise to the car or contents. Vehicles are parked at Owner’s Risk. Please lock your vehicle.
- Parking Emergency Information
- In case of emergency please 919-684-2444 for Duke Police Emergency Dispatch or dial 9-1-1 for Durham County. Duke Police will be the primary responder on-campus for emergency calls. Durham Police will be the primary responder off-campus for emergency calls. If an emergency occurs and authorities are contacted, please designate someone in your party to help direct emergency personnel to the emergency location.
- Tailgating – is permitted in surface lots only. There is no tailgating in Science Drive Garage (including the roof). Tents, tables, tarps and canopies are NOT permitted if they extend into additional parking spaces or if they impede foot or vehicular traffic. All federal, state and local laws, statutes, and ordinances apply, including those regarding the possession, dispensing, and use of alcoholic beverages. Please bag and place all trash and recycling in the appropriate receptacle prior to departure from the parking lots. Please properly extinguish and dispose of any charcoal and other flammables. DO NOT THROW AWAY charcoal or other flammables in parking lot trash cans or leave them in the parking lots or surrounding wooded areas.
Personal Pets are not permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium during competition.
- Exception: Service Animals assisting guests with disabilities and Service Animals in Training.
- Note: Therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and companion dogs are not Service Animals as defined by the ADA and are not permitted inside Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Digital meet programs are available online at https://goduke.com/publications. Meet results are available online at https://flashresults.com/results.htm.
For the safety and game day experience of all fans, the following items are prohibited from entering Morris Williams Stadium:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Artificial noisemakers
- Balloons, balls and Frisbees
- Cameras w/lens over four (4) inches
- All drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – https://drones.duke.edu/policies
- Hazardous materials
- Items obstructing sight lines of other guests (umbrellas may not be raised in the seating bowl)
- Laser pointers
- Pets (except service animals)
- Selfie Sticks
- Shoes with wheels (wheelies)
- Weapons (including pocket knives)
Duke University reserves the right to deny anyone or anything from entering the stadium. Any such items should be returned to your vehicle and/or discarded. All guests and items being brought into the stadium are subject to search before entering the stadium.
For the safety of all in attendance, bags/items are not permitted to be left unattended outside of Morris Williams Stadium. Unattended bags/items found outside the stadium will be dealt with in in a manner deemed appropriate by stadium officials, including but not limited to disposal. Duke University and Duke Athletics are not responsible for loss of any unattended items.
Men’s and women’s restrooms are located on the Koskinen Stadium concourse immediately adjacent to the South Gate of Morris Williams Stadium. All restrooms are accessible for guests with disabilities. Portable restrooms will be available at the warm-up area for meet participants.
Re-entry is permitted at Morris Williams Stadium.
Schedule of Events (Tentative)
Final meet schedule will be posted on GoDuke.com on Wednesday, April 6.
Bleacher seating is located in the southwest corner of Morris Williams Stadium. Fans are also permitted to stand at the top of the Koskinen Stadium west bleachers when there is not a concurrent lacrosse game in Koskinen Stadium. Outside chairs (lounge chairs, folding chairs, etc.) are permitted on the east and west sides of the track. Chairs are not permitted to block stadium walkways.
Seating for guests with disabilities is available on the front row of the stadium bleachers in the southwest corner of Morris Williams Stadium. Accessible ramps are located at both ends of the bleachers.
Duke University Athletics welcomes trained Service Animals to our venues. A Service Animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. A Service Animal must be under the control of the handler at all times. A Service Animal must be leashed or tethered unless doing so would interfere with the task that it was trained to perform for the individual with a disability. A Service Animal must not show aggression toward people or other animals. A Service Animal does not bark, growl, or whine unless trained to do so as a warning sign to the handler. A Service Animal does not solicit food or other items from the general public. A Service Animal’s work does not disrupt the normal course of business. Service Animals should wear current rabies vaccination tags at all times or provide proof of vaccination upon request. If a Service Animal is found in violation of these guidelines, the Service Animal will be excluded from the facility or event.
Note: Therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and companion dogs are not Service Animals as defined by the ADA and are not permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium during competition.
Service Animals in Training
In North Carolina, Service Animals in Training have the same access rights as a Service Animal. The Service Animal in Training must wear a collar and leash, harness or cape that identifies it as a Service Animal in Training. Service Animals in Training should wear current rabies vaccination tags at all times or provide proof of vaccination upon request. The trainer is liable for any damage caused by the animal while on Duke property. Service Animals in Training must be under the control of the handler at all times, must be housebroken, and must follow all behavior guidelines established for fully trained Service Animals. If the Service Animal in Training is found in violation of these guidelines, the Service Animal in Training will be excluded from our venues.
Severe Weather Preparedness
Duke Meet Operations will monitor the weather 24 hours a day leading up to and through the meet.
If a storm producing severe weather will come within fifteen (15) miles of Morris Williams Stadium, the PA Announcer will make an announcement to notify guests of the presence of severe weather (including lightning) and will notify guests that they may leave and re-enter the stadium later if they wish to seek shelter.
A mandatory evacuation of Morris Williams Stadium will occur if a storm producing severe weather (including lightning) will come within an eight (8) mile radius of the venue. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, the PA Announcer will direct all guests to evacuate the stadium and seek shelter immediately. In a severe weather evacuation scenario, meet participants and guests will not be permitted to remain under tents or other temporary structures track-side.
In most scenarios, guests will be directed to their vehicles for shelter. If it is unsafe for guests to return to their vehicles, the PA Announcer will designate the nearest safe shelter locations. Event Staff will be available to assist guests in seeking shelter once an evacuation is activated.
Morris Williams Stadium will remain closed until severe weather including lightning is clear of an eight (8) mile radius of the venue. Resumption of competition will only occur once an all clear has been given and conditions are deemed safe after consultation among the Duke Game Operations and Meet Officials.
Duke University is a Tobacco-Free Campus, including game days at Morris Williams Stadium. The policy prohibits the use of all tobacco-based products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, snuff, and electronic smoking devices (including e-cigarettes, vaping products, and IQOS). For more information on Duke University’s Tobacco-Free Campus policy, visit https://healthy.duke.edu/tobaccofree/.
Follow Duke Track & Field and Cross Country (@DukeTFXC) to stay up to date on all team news and results. Follow Duke Game Day (@Duke_GAMEDAY) to stay up to date on all Duke Athletics news and events.
Strollers are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium. Please note that there is no stroller check inside the stadium. Guests may park strollers under the stadium bleachers at their own risk. Duke University assumes no responsibility for loss of any items left in unattended strollers.
All Duke Track & Field meets are free of charge to spectators. No ticket is needed for entry into Morris Williams Stadium.
Umbrellas are permitted inside Morris Williams Stadium. Umbrellas may be raised in the bleachers as long as they do not obstruct or interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the meet.