UCF Soccer and Track Stadium

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UCF Soccer and Track Stadium
UCF Soccer and Track Stadium.jpg
Location Orlando, Florida,
United States
Coordinates 28°36′28″N 81°11′43″W / 28.60765°N 81.19520°W / 28.60765; -81.19520Coordinates: 28°36′28″N 81°11′43″W / 28.60765°N 81.19520°W / 28.60765; -81.19520
Public transit UCF Transit Center, Lynx (CFRTA)
Owner University of Central Florida
Operator University of Central Florida
Capacity 2,000
Record attendance 2,706 (2013)
Field size 347 feet (106 m) x 200 feet (61 m)
8 lane, 400 meter track[1]
Surface Natural Grass / Martin Surface[1]
Tenants
UCF Knights Men's and Women's soccer
UCF Knights track and field
UCF Knights cross country
Construction
Opened 1991
(23 years ago)
Renovated 2011
(3 years ago)
Website
Official site

The UCF Soccer and Track Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA.[1] The 2,000-seat stadium is home to the UCF Knights track and field, cross country and soccer teams. The Knights compete in the American Athletic Conference (The American).

Location[edit]

Knights Plaza, part of UCF's Athletic Village

UCF's Soccer and Track Stadium is located on the northern edge of the University of Central Florida's 1,415-acre (573 ha) main campus, which is approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) southwest of Daytona Beach.[2]

The stadium is located within Knights Plaza, which is a part of UCF's Athletic Village. The Plaza is home to the CFE Arena, the indoor arena of UCF Knights basketball, and The Venue, home of the Knights volleyball program and Bright House Networks Stadium. Also located in Knights Plaza are Jay Bergman Field, the home field of Knights baseball, and The Towers residence halls, which house 2,000 UCF students, including student-athletes.[3]

History[edit]

The field and the old stand, built in 2004, still in use.

The stadium was built in 1991, and during the summer of 2004, the track was resurfaced and enhanced. The complex underwent another further renovation in 2008, adding long jump and triple jump pits as well as an expanded throwing area.[1]

In 2011, the stadium was heavily renovated, boasting a 2,000 seat capacity with a new 1,475-seat stand, press box, 7,500 square feet (700 m2) clubhouse, restrooms and new entrance on the west side of the facility. The original 500-seat stand was retained as a visitors' stand.[4] The renovated stadium opened in May 2011.

The soccer field is made of natural grass and measures 347 feet (106 m) x 200 feet (61 m). The complex includes throwing areas for the hammer, discus, shot put, long jump, and triple jump pits.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e UCF Soccer and Track Stadium
  2. ^ "Facts About UCF". UCF Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  3. ^ "UCF Men's 2009-2010 Golf Yearbook". University of Central Florida. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  4. ^ UCF to Open New Stadium With Thursday's Twilight Meet

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