USF Soccer Stadium
|USF Soccer-Track & Field Stadium|
|Surface||Grass (field), Mondo track surface (track)|
|USF Mens and Women's Soccer 1978-2010
USF Track & Field 1978-
The 4,000 capacity stadium has hosted several events throughout the years including Lamar Hunt US Open Cup matches, the C-USA soccer tournaments for Men and Women, the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship five times, and the C-USA track and field championships.
In 1984, when Tampa hosted its first Super Bowl, the Washington Redskins practiced at the Stadium. Concerned about the lack of privacy at the stadium, the Redskins purchased a green tarpaulin that was attached to the fence around the stadium. The Redskins donated the tarp to the university and it remained in use for many years.
In the mid-1980s the stadium hosted pre-season training for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), including stars Herschel Walker and Brian Sipe. The Generals' players stayed and dined at nearby Fontana Hall.
In 2008, the stadium was remodeled using funds from USF and Hillsborough county. The renovations included new lighting, a new state-of-the-art Mondo track surface, and a new electronic scoreboard.
In fall 2010, USF announced and began construction on a new soccer stadium. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2011 in time for the 2011 soccer season. The current stadium will remain in use as a track and field facility and for other events.
|Host of the College Cup
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