The FGCU Soccer Complex opened on August 17, 2008. The FGCU Soccer Complex is home to FGCU’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs, which have won the last six combined Atlantic Sun Regular Season titles and the previous four combined Atlantic Sun Tournament Titles. In the last two years, the FGCU Soccer Complex has hosted three Atlantic Sun Conference soccer championships (2011 & 2012 Women’s Soccer, 2012 Men’s Soccer) and FGCU has gone on to win all three. In 2012, FGCU was one of two schools (CSU Northridge) in Division I to win their respective conference tournaments in both men’s and women’s soccer.
Along with the team’s success, the stadium has seen major growth and improvement in the past two years. In 2011, the stadium underwent major changes as 824 permanent chair back seats were added to the west side of the complex and the original grandstands bleachers were moved to the south side of the complex to provide seating for FGCU’s student section, the Dirty Birds. Further improvements came prior to the 2012 campaign, as the stadium added sponsorship field signs, permanent World Cup Pro Premiere Game Goals, Hi-Pod video system, and a state-of-the-art permanent sound system.
The FGCU Soccer Complex also provides an international-quality playing surface of lush Celebration Bermuda grass, which rivals those of professional soccer. FGCU’s playing surface has made FGCU an attractive site for Professional Organizations to play friendly exhibitions. The FGCU Soccer Complex has hosted DC United, Chicago Fire, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and U-17 Mexican National Team.
Future improvements to the stadium include the addition of an air-conditioned press box with dugout seating for the teams, renovation of the scoreboard to a state of the art Hi Definition Video Board and construction of a soccer specific building to house Men’s and Women’s Soccer Locker Rooms, coaches offices, equipment room, training room, and meeting rooms.
Stadium: FGCU Soccer Complex
Opened: August 17, 2008
Renovated: August 2011 & August 2012
Surface: Natural – Celebration Bermuda
Dimensions: 80 yards x 120 yards
Lights: Musco Lighting
- 1,556 - Men’s Soccer vs. USF – October 4, 2011
- 1,543 – MLS Exhibition: Chicago Fire vs. DC United – January 21, 2012
- 1, 322 – Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio State – September 18, 2010
- 1,050 – Men’s Soccer vs. FAU – August 26, 2011
- 1,034 – Women’s Soccer vs. U-17 Mexican National Team – August 15, 2010