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.
“We have the field of dreams in a beautiful stadium setting,” said head coach Patrick Baker.”There are days when it looks too good to be true. Having the offices and locker rooms 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 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 Seminole Soccer Complex,which also houses the FSU Softball Complex,is located between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Mike Long Track on Chieftan Way. The facility can be accessed from both Chieftan Way and Stadium Drive.
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.
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.
FROM: Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.)
Take Thomasville Rd. to Monroe St. Make a left and go South on Monroe St. Make a right on Jefferson St. (becomes Pensacola), follow to Stadium Dr. and make a right.