Husky Soccer Stadium
The 2004 season marks the ninth season of competition at Husky Soccer Field, a soccer-only facility on campus that opened during the fall of 1997. The Huskies ranked among the nation's women's soccer attendance leader during each of their first eight seasons at Husky Soccer Field. The 72 x 120 field, located alongside Lake Washington north of Husky Stadium and just south of the Montlake parking lot, provides the Husky men's and women's program with a top-notch playing field on a year-round basis.
The Husky Soccer Stadium Project is currently underway as part of the Campaign for the Student Athlete. The funds raised will build a covered 3,000-seat stadium that includes locker rooms, a press box, concessions, restrooms, a team room, coaches satellite office and a souvenir shop. Those amenities are part of the combined soccer/baseball stadium project, which carries an estimated cost of $18 million. The soccer and baseball complexes will share a common entry plaza.
The construction of a soccer stadium will benefit both the highly successful men's and women's programs. The two Husky soccer programs have built a winning tradition during the past decade. In 2000, the men's and women's teams both won their respective Pac-10 championships. In recent years, the combined programs have advanced to the NCAA Tournament 15 times and boast an impressive overall record of 270-146-38. The addition of a permanent home stadium will enhance the home-field advantage and provide an environment for even greater success in the years ahead.
The popularity of youth soccer in the state of Washington is at an all-time high. The addition of a permanent soccer facility will help fill the void of a quality medium-sized stadium. In addition to serving Husky student-athletes, this facility will provide opportunities to host high-level games involving youth national teams as well as local area high school and club championships.