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Florida State Soccer Complex

In 1995, Florida State introduced women’s soccer as the 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 lockerroom. By the spring of 1998, Florida State’s

dream of a new complex began to become reality as ground was broken for the

new facility and construction began. Although the 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 a its

new top playing surface.



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“We have the field of dreams in a beautiful stadium setting,” Head Coach

Patrick Baker said. “There are days when it looks too good to be true.

Having the offices and lockerrooms at the facility makes our complex all

inclusive. You don’t have to leave for anything. Our players have

everything at one site. It really is our home away from home.”

The complex includes ticket and concession buildings and a spacious press

box, including press seating and radio/television booths. The two-level

team building houses the coaches offices which overlook their respective

stadiums, a reception area, a combined workroom, large team and coaches

lockerrooms, visiting team lockerrooms, and training and equipment rooms.

The Seminole Soccer Complex, which also houses the FSU Softball Complex, is

located in between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Mike Long Track on

Chieftan Way. The facility can be accessed from both Chieftan Way and

Stadium Drive.


Directions


FROM: Interstate 10
Take I-10 to Exit 31. Go west on HWY 90 to Monroe St. Make a left and go South on Monroe St. to Jefferson St. Make a right (Becomes Pensacola St.), follow to Stadium Dr. and make a right. Parking lot will be second left.


FROM: Airport


Go North on Capital Circle to Pensacola Street. Make a right on Pensacola Street and follow to Stadium Dr. Make a left and the parking lot will be your second left.



FROM: HWY 90 WEST (Quincy)


Go East on HWY 90 (Tennessee St.) to Ocala St. Make right and take Ocala St. to Pensacola St. Make a left and go East on Pensacola St. to Stadium Dr. and make a left. Parking lot will be the second left.

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