Berry College Valhalla Stadium
Berry College selected Carter in early 2012 to lead their efforts in the design and construction of a new athletic competition stadium. The facility was designed to accommodate 2,500 spectators in the grandstands. Carter led these efforts to provide an on-site game day venue for Berry’s new NCAA Division III football program.
After making the initial site selection on Berry’s 26,000-acre campus, a pair of nesting bald eagles were discovered in a tall Georgia pine tree on the north end of the 10-acre site. After studying the Eagle’s patterns, the stadium site was moved south to ensure the Eagle’s nesting grounds would be left untouched.
Berry’s mascot, “The Vikings” influenced the appropriate name, “Valhalla” which represents an enormous hall in Norse mythology for those fallen heroes in battle. The multi-purpose synthetic turf field serves men and women’s lacrosse games as well as Viking’s football. Additionally, a synthetic track encircles the field to accommodate their new Track & Field teams.
Berry College played their first home game in Valhalla Stadium on September 12, 2015 winning 16-13 in overtime.