Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex
Opened on August 23, 2013 at the site of the former Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse, this outdoor soccer complex serves as the home of Marshall University's soccer program. The stadium can hold up to 1,006 fans and incorporates numerous elements of the former stadium and its history into the design. The stadium also includes tributes to former players and local veterans.
Backstory and Context
The soccer complex also includes a brick plaza that includes the names of former and future outstanding athletes. The facility cost around $8 million and was one of the projects that were part of Marshall Athletics Vision Campaign that included numerous other facilities. Marshall also donated around $100,000 to the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District for a playground that would be dedicated to the veterans. Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick stated that despite the cost, he believed that the complex would increase attendance and interest in the university's athletic program.