The Bethune–Cookman Wildcats football team represents Bethune–Cookman University in the sport of college football. The Wildcats compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the south division of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They play their home games at Daytona Stadium. The Wildcats have won two black college football national championships and seven MEAC titles in the history of their football program.
Daytona Stadium, is a 9,601-seat multi-purpose stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida built in 1988 and home to the Bethune–Cookman University Wildcats football team . It is also used to host home games for the Mainland High School and Seabreeze High School football teams. The stadium is also known as Larry Kelly Field, a name honoring former Daytona Beach Mayor Lawrence J. Kelly.
Until the end of the 2009 Bike Week season, the stadium hosted the AMA Flat Track motorcycle championships during Daytona Beach Bike Week. When the city took the track down as part of changes to the stadium, those races moved to a new dirt track at Daytona International Speedway.
In 2008 and 2009 the stadium was the location of the Florida Football Alliance annual "Alliance Bowl" season-championship game. It was held in Jacksonville for the 2010 season while Municipal Stadium underwent surface replacement. The Alliance Bowl returned in 2011.
From 2014 to the present, the stadium has hosted the NAIA National Championship football game. In 2014, Southern Oregon claimed the title with a 55–31 win over Marian. Marian got revenge over Southern Oregon with a 31–14 win in 2015.