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Front Page - Friday, August 16, 2019

Chattanooga Soccer to play at UTC complex




The Chattanooga women’s soccer team will have a new home this fall. The Mocs will play all home games at the newly opened UTC Soccer Complex in cooperation with Campus Recreation and Student Development.

The $7.7 million sports complex had its grand opening this spring and sits on 17 acres located next to Engel Stadium on O’Neal Street.

The facility includes four multi-purpose synthetic turf fields for soccer, flag football, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee and one grass field for rugby and band practice. There is also a quarter-mile walking track and three sand volleyball courts.

The entire complex, which took about a year to build, is covered by LED lighting designed to focus on the sports fields and not spill into the surrounding community. The complex was funded through student fees.

The public will have the opportunity to check out the new facility on Friday, Aug. 23, in the Mocs’ season-opening match against Austin Peay at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Source: UTC