1993 Airport Road | Fairmont, WV  26554

 

East Fairmont High School

2019 Bees Football Schedule

Directions to Away Games Below

East Fairmont Bees football team celebrates their 24-20 victory over Philip Barbour

About East Fairmont

Mascot: Bees        Colors: Blue and Gold           Conference: Big Ten

Coach: Shane Eakle       Address: 1993 Airport Road, Fairmont, WV  26554

2019 Overall Record: 4-4        2019 Conference Record: 4-4

Big Ten Members: Braxton County, Bridgeport, Buckhannon Upshur, East Fairmont, Elkins, Fairmont Senior, Grafton, Lewis County, Liberty, Lincoln, North Marion, Philip Barbour, Preston, Robert C. Byrd

Directions to East/West Stadium in Fairmont, WV

From the South:

  • I79 North to Exit 132 - South Fairmont Exit.

  • Turn Left off the ramp - this will be Route 250.

  • Stay on this road about 5 miles - you'll pass a Wood's Boat Dock (boat shop on right), Muriales Restaurant (on right), Pizza Hut (on left) and then you'll end up at a stop light next to what used to be Giant Eagle/Shop N Save and is now PriceCutters (on the right). Go about 200 yards straight thru this stop light to 12th Street and turn Right. You should see CVS Pharmacy on your right. The stadium is 2 blocks down.

From the North:

  • I79 South to Exit 136 - Fairmont Gateway Connector

  • Stay on connector through 2 roundabouts

  • Turn left onto Merchant Street (Autozone will be on your right)

  • Cross bridge and turn left onto Fairmont Avenue (directly past CVS Pharmacy)

  • Travel 9 blocks on Fairmont Avenue and turn left onto Virginia Avenue

  • Travel 2 blocks on Virginia Avenue and East/West Stadium will be on your right

Directions to Husky Stadium in Farmington, WV
  • I79 North to Exit 136 - Fairmont Gateway Connector

  • Go through 2 roundabouts and cross Mollohan Bridge; continue onto Jefferson Street

  • At the third stop light, turn left onto Jackson Street and get in right lane

  • Turn right onto US 250 North / Cleveland Avenue

  • Follow 250 North for approximately 10 miles until reaching North Marion High School.  Turn right onto North Marion Drive and Husky Field is at the top of the hill

Directions to Robert C. Byrd Stadium in Clarksburg, WV
  • I79 North to Exit 119 - Clarksburg, WV

  • Turn right at end of exit ramp onto US-50 W/Northwestern Pike toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport

  • Take the West Virginia Route 20/Joyce Street Exit

  • Turn left onto Marshall Street (Pass Hardee's on the left in .3 miles)

  • Continue onto Buckhannon Avenue

  • Continue onto WV-20 S/Buckhannon Pike for .5 miles

  • Turn right onto WV-98 West for 1.3 miles

  • Sharp left onto Eagle Way for .6 miles, follow Eagle Way to Stadium

Directions to Braxton County Field in Sutton, WV
  • I79 South to Exit 67 - Flatwoods

  • Turn left at end of exit ramp onto US 19 North

  • Turn right onto WV-4 South

  • Turn left onto Carter Braxton Drive/Jerry Burton Drive to Braxton County Field

Directions to Lincoln Stadium in Shinnston, WV
  • I79 South to Exit 125 for WV-131 toward Saltwell Road/Shinnston

  • Turn right onto WV-131 West/Benedum Drive/Grande Meadows Drive

  • Turn left onto WV-131 West/Saltwell Road

  • Turn left onto South Pike Street (Pass Advanced Auto Parts on left)

  • Turn right onto Jerry Toth Drive and follow to stadium

Directions to Liberty Stadium in Clarksburg, WV
  • I79 South to Exit 119

  • Turn right at end of ramp and merge onto US-50 West toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport

  • Turn left onto WV-98 East and stay on WV-98 East for approx. 1 mile

  • Turn left onto Mountaineer Drive to stadium

Directions to Berkeley Springs Stadium in Berkeley Springs, WV
  • I79 North to Exit 148 for I-68 East toward Cumberland

  • Follow I-68 East for 112 miles to Exit 82A-82B to merge onto US-522 South toward Hancock / Wincheste

  • Follow US-522 South for 7 miles and turn onto John Street to Berkeley Springs Stadium

Updated Directions to Laidley Field in Charleston, WV
  • I-79 south to Charleston, stay right at the I-79/I-77 split

  • After the split, move left and merge onto I-77 South/I-64 East to the left

  • Take exit 99, Greenbrier Street (114). You will drive past the stadium on your right. The Capitol will be to your right front

  • Stay right on the ramp onto Greenbrier Street. There is a stop light at the top of the ramp

  • Stay right on Greenbrier Street, next stop light is Washington Street E

  • Take right at the light onto Washington Street E

  • Take either the second or third street on your right, Sidney Ave or Elizabeth Street. Either street will bring you out right by the main parking lot. The stadium will be to your left

 

History of East-West Stadium

 
Established: 1938 | Capacity: 6000
Home to East Fairmont and Fairmont Senior High School

Previously the location of South Side Park in the 1920s, East-West Stadium was constructed in the 1930s as a New Deal WPA project and the stadium opened to county sports in 1938.   At one point, seven area high schools (Barrackville, East Fairmont, Fairview, Mannington, Monongah, Rivesville and West Fairmont) used the stadium, as well as Fairmont State College.  In 1969, a new track for track and field was added to the stadium.  Since then, the stadium has been modified to accommodate soccer and lacrosse.  In 2004, thanks to the fundraising of sports that use the facility, the natural grass was replaced with artificial turf.  In 2011, a new LED scoreboard with video capabilities was added to the stadium.  The stadium itself provides very limited parking but there is parking available around the stadium on the streets or at the nearby West Fairmont Middle School.

In the summer of 2004, members of the East and West Fairmont bands, football teams, soccer players and cheerleaders joined forces for a Tag Day to raise money for artificial turf at East-West Stadium.  The fundraising was overseen by Butch Phillips.

By August of 2004, the turf project was well underway and would be finished in time for football season.

In 2011, a new video-enabled scoreboard was added to the stadium.

The Busy Bee Band and Fairmont Senior Polar Bear Band share the stands during an East Fairmont home game at East-West Stadium

Crowd at an East-West Game at East-West Stadium in Fairmont WV