In 2003, the University of West Georgia acquired 250 acres from the city of Carrollton for the purpose of creating a stadium and athletic complex. Such a facility would serve a dual role: give UWG sport teams a facility that they could use, and aid the university in its quest to continue to attract additional students. The funding for this venture was made possible through private donations and increased student fees approved by the Student Government Association.
During the summer of 2008, construction began on this facility and, in the fall of 2009, University Stadium opened. The stadium seats roughly 9,000, providing ample space for any sporting or other entertainment event. Additionally, the new athletic complex includes a stadium and practice field for the Wolves’ soccer program, a new softball stadium and a women’s field house with locker-room facilities for both women’s sports.