The Angelo State University football complex is set to undergo a $1.6 million two-year renovation project that will add additional covered seating for fans, a press box and the first dedicated football program club.
The first phase of the project will include the installation of stadium seating, a covered steel canopy, modular pressure box and related infrastructure, with targeted completion before the start of the fall 2022 season. The new seating will significantly increase the complex’s existing seating capacity by approximately 500 fans.
The second phase of the project will feature the construction of the soccer club, which is due for completion in time for the start of the fall 2023 season. Since the women’s soccer program was introduced at Arizona State University in 1996 (there is no men’s soccer program), the Rumble team has used And their opponents are locker rooms and sports training areas at the nearby Junil Center.
The project costs will be covered by external funding sources.
“This is great news for our players, for our fans, and for the entire program,” said Travis McCorkel, coach for women’s soccer at Arizona State University. “The success of our team and the growing popularity of soccer in the United States has attracted many fans to our home matches, so the added seating is definitely needed. The club will be a great place our players can call their own, and the press box will better accommodate the athletes communications team and the media.” It really is a win for all involved.
“Having top-notch facilities also helps with recruitment. The new club, in particular, will surely help us continue to attract outstanding student-athletes to proudly represent the ASU Ram family on the football field.”
The ASU Football Complex was built in 1996 and has undergone a series of renovations over the years.
“This is yet another example that Angelo State is constantly progressing and developing,” said James Reed, ASU athletic director. “Arizona State University is known for having some of the best athletic facilities in all of NCAA Division II, and we are committed to making sure all of our student-athletes and fans have the best possible experience at our home events. The renovations and new facilities at the football complex will have a dynamic impact not only on the Rumble team. not only football, but also the growing number of students and community members of all ages who support players, coaches and staff.”
The Belles has become one of the nation’s top soccer teams in the NCAA Division II in recent years. They had a record 16-5-2 last season and advanced to the second round of the National Championship.