20 January 2009

Kennesaw State Buys Land for Soccer Expansion

According to an article in today's AJC, Kennesaw State University wrapped up the acquisition of 88 acres across the street from the University's main entrance.

Why is this news for Gruff readers? Because they plan to build seven soccer fields and a 2500 seat - pushing up to 7500 - soccer stadium!

Dan Chapman of the AJC reports that
"within the last year, the KSU Foundation has cobbled together 88 acres between I-75 and I-575 and below Chastain Road. At least seven soccer-sized athletic fields will be laid out along with a track and restrooms.

A jogging trail will encircle a 10-acre lake. Intramural and club teams, including lacrosse, rugby and flag football, will also use the fields."

KSU has a very strong girls program who went 11-4-5 last season, losing a semi final shootout to Belmont in the NCAA Division One Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.

This type of real estate dedicated to soccer is sure to give the already well regarded program an even bigger boost!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool...too bad the University doesn't have a men's side though.