The stadium was dedicated at the NC State versus University of South Carolina football game.
Student government sold 25-cent shares to purchase a timber wolf, which was shown during the first game played at what became Carter-Finley Stadium. The animal howled, making it popular, but it was later discovered to be a coyote.
Edwards stepped down as head football coach after leading the Wolfpack for 17 seasons, making him the university's longest serving football coach. During his tenure the football team racked up 5 ACC championships and played its first games in Carter-Finley Stadium. In the 1967 season Edwards coached NC State to its first bowl victory (Liberty Bowl) and its highest ever football ranking (No. 2). He was a four-time ACC Coach of the Year. In 2013 he was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame.
The stadium was renamed in honor of Wilbert James "Nick" Carter, Harry Clifton Carter, and Albert Earle Finley. Both Carters were top executives at J.P. Stevens and Finley was a successful businessman and philanthropist.
For the Centennial Commencement, Chancellor Bruce Poulton gave the commencement address. Former chancellors Bostian, Caldwell, and Thomas also attended the first commencement held in Carter-Finley Stadium. Samuel Spilman gave the Address to Fellow Graduates.
The first female commencement speaker was poet and author Maya Angelou. UNC President C.D. Spangler also made remarks. Timothy Van Cooke gave the Address to Fellow Graduates. During the ceremony, a Cessna airplane flew over Carter-Finley Stadium with a "Fire Monteith" banner, protesting the recent appointment of Larry Monteith as chancellor. This is the last numbered commencement.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, located next to Carter-Finley Stadium, which was being built as the new home of NC State Men's Basketball and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. This became the RBC Center and, later, the PNC Arena.
After an overtime football victory over Georgia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State students tear down a goalpost and carry it down Hillsborough Street towards campus, making it as far the Waffle House; the goalpost costs $5,000 to replace.
The rock group performed at Carter-Finley Stadium, fifty years after they performed in Raleigh the first time.
Three hundred students held a Blackout protesting African American lives lost in police shootings in Charlotte, NC, and Tulsa, OK. The protest began in Wolf Plaza and moved into Talley Student Center, where students performed a die-in. On Oct. 1, seventy students protested at Carter-Finley Stadium during a football game.