Lamar Soccer Complex

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Lamar Soccer Complex
Lamar Soccer Complex - Stadium Grandstands.jpg
Soccer Complex - View toward the grandstands
LocationOn Rolfe Christopher Dr north of US 69, 96, 287 Freeway (Cardinal Drive)
Beaumont, Texas
Coordinates30°02′01.3″N 94°04′19.1″W / 30.033694°N 94.071972°W / 30.033694; -94.071972Coordinates: 30°02′01.3″N 94°04′19.1″W / 30.033694°N 94.071972°W / 30.033694; -94.071972
OwnerLamar University
OperatorLamar University
Seating typebleacher bench
Capacity500
Record attendance695
October 27, 2017
vs McNeese State
Field size115 X 70 yards
Surfacegrass
Scoreboardelectronic, digital
Construction
Broke groundJune 15, 2009
Built2009
OpenedSeptember 25, 2009
Construction cost$3,724,920[1]
ArchitectLeo A Daly[1]
Main contractorsPepper-Lawson Construction[1]
Tenants
Lamar Lady Cardinals soccer (NCAA)

The Lamar Soccer Complex, built in 2009 on the campus of Lamar University, is a soccer facility located in Beaumont, Texas. It is the home stadium for the Division I (NCAA) Lamar Lady Cardinals soccer team. The stadium has a permanent seating capacity of 500. Stadium features include covered benches for both the home and visiting teams, lighting, and a programmable fertilization and irrigation system.[2] Construction of the stadium began on June 15, 2009. Construction cost of the soccer field and adjacent Lamar Soccer and Softball Complex building was $3,724,920.[1] The stadium and supporting Lamar Soccer and Softball Complex building were part of a $29 million athletic construction project.[3]

The first match at the new stadium was a 2-1 loss against the New Mexico State Aggies on September 25, 2009. Official attendance for the opening game was 512.[4]

Post Season play[edit]

The stadium served as the site of the 2014 and 2018 Southland Conference soccer tournaments.[5][6]

Yearly attendance[edit]

Below is the Lady Cardinals' yearly home attendance at the Lamar Soccer Complex.

Season Average High
Yearly Home Attendance
2018[7]
333
588
2017[7]
299
695
2016[7]
250
433
2015[7]
326
602
2014[7]
237
323
2013[7]
321
493
2012[7]
261
362
2011[7]
353
527
2010[7]
400
562
2009[7]
321
513

The attendance record of 695 was set vs McNeese State on October 27, 2017.

Lamar Soccer and Softball Complex building[edit]

The Lamar Soccer and Softball Complex building is located in between the soccer stadium and the Lamar Softball Complex. The building, over 11,000 square feet in size, serves both softball and soccer. It includes coaches offices, academic study areas, laundry facilities, equipment storage, home and visitor locker rooms, concessions, public restrooms, and a training facility, one of four training facilities on campus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM" (PDF). Texas State University System. February 11, 2011. p. 169. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "LU Soccer Complex". Lamar Cardinals Athletics. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Lee Yobbi (June 11, 2009). "Lamar soccer complex soon to be under construction". Hearst Newspapers II, LLC. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "New Mexico State Stuns Lamar On Soccer Complex's Opening Night". Lamar University Athletics. September 25, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 Soccer Championship Central 2014 Southland Soccer Tournament". Southland Conference. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament". Southland Conference. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

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