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The Seminole Soccer Complex

Seminole Soccer Complex

In 1995, Florida State introduced women’s soccer as its 17th varsity sport. As a new state-of-the-art complex was in the planning stages, the team played its first three seasons on a renovated intramural field while Tully Gym housed the Seminole locker room. By the spring of 1998, Florida State’s dream of a new complex started to become a reality, as ground was broken for the new facility and construction began. Although the new facility was not completed, the Seminoles began playing on their new field in the fall of 1998. The 1999 season marked the first full season in the new Seminole Soccer Complex, which is regarded as one of the nation’s best with its new top-playing surface.

“I have had a chance to travel around the U.S. for years and I don’t believe I have seen a better facility in the country than the one we have here at Florida State,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “It is part of what attracted me to come here and it is a reflection on the commitment the athletic department has to excellence and to this soccer program. The playing surface is beautiful and plays like some of the greatest stadiums anywhere. It is an intimate setting with gorgeous locker rooms and amazing offices for the coaches. If there is a better athletic facility in the country, I haven’t seen it as of yet.”

The state-of-the-art Seminole Soccer Complex includes ticket and concession buildings and a spacious press box, including press seating, radio/television booths and high-speed internet access. The two-level Mary Ann Stiles & Barry Smith Team Building houses the coaches’ offices which overlook the soccer field, a reception area, a combined workroom, large team and coaches locker rooms, visiting team locker rooms and training and equipment rooms.  The team building underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to the second floor beginning in October of 2008. The expansion to the second floor will include new offices, a team meeting room, tradition space for both sports and a player lounge.   

FSU’s commitment to the success of the soccer program continues to show with the latest upgrades to the facility. Florida State unveiled a brand new video scoreboard in 2006.  The board uses the same technology that is used at most outdoor professional stadiums. The ProStar is capable of displaying video clips, live video, animation, player headshots, graphics and statistics in 4.3 trillion colors. 

The Seminole Soccer Complex, which is adjacent to the FSU Softball Complex, is located between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Mike Long Track on Spirit Way. The facility can be accessed from both Spirit Way and Stadium Drive.

Top 10 Home Attendances

DateTeamResultAttendance
09/08/2006FloridaW, 1-04,582
09/05/2014FloridaL, 1-23,569
09/13/2012DukeW, 1-02,300
08/31/2012FloridaW, 1-02,243
08/28/2015Southeastern LouisianaW, 3-02,194
09/04/2015Texas A&MW, 3-12,090
10/20/2016DukeW, 1-0 (OT)2,034
11/23/2012Notre DameW, 1-0^2,019
09/10/2010FloridaL, 1-2 (OT)2,000
11/27/2009Notre DameL, 0-2*~2,000
10/22/2009North CarolinaW, 3-2 (OT)2,000

*Largest daytime crowd in FSU soccer history
^Largest NCAA Tournament crowd in FSU history

~NCAA Tournament match

Home Attendance Year-By-Year

YearDatesTotalAverage
199552,922584
1996105,106511
199763,064511
1998114,598418
199982,958370
2000118,799800
200184,515564
20021512,422828
2003108,651865
20041411,171798
2005109,345935
20061317,3991,338
20071313,1801,013
2008108,441844
20091415,4181,101
20101210,824902
20111110,550959
20121417,0881,221
20131717,0871,005
20141418,0541,290
20151318,9711,459

The Seminole Soccer Complex Driving Directions

Seminole Soccer Complex

Directions

FROM: Interstate 10 – Westbound – Exit 209A


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  • Head southeast on Exit 209A toward Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W
  • Merge onto Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W, Continue to follow SR-10 W/US-90 W 
  • Continue to follow SR-10 W/US-90 W
  • Turn left at Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Spirit Way

FROM: Interstate 10 – Eastbound – Exit 196


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  • Head east on Exit 196
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Airport/SR-263 S and merge onto Capital Circle NW/SR-263 S
  • Turn left at SR-10 E/W Tennessee St/US-90 E
  • Turn right at Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Spirit Way

FROM: HWY 90 West (QUINCY)


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  • Head southeast on US-90/Veteran’s Memorial Hwy toward S McArthur St
  • Continue to follow US-90
  • Turn right at Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Spirit Way

FROM: Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.)


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  • Head southwest on SR-61 S/Thomasville Rd/US-319 S toward Rhea Rd
    Continue to follow SR-61 S
  • Turn right at SR-10 / E Tennessee St / US-90
  • Turn left at Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Spirit Way

FROM: Airport


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  • Head west on Capital Circle SW/SR-263 toward General Aviation
  • Turn right at Blountstown HWY /W Pensacola St / SR-20 E / SR-366E
  • Slight right at W Pensacola St / SR-366 E
  • Turn left at Stadium Dr W
  • Turn right at Spirit Way

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