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Soccer facility being expanded

Soccer facility being expanded

FAYETTEVILLE – Work is underway on the expansion and addition to the University of Arkansas soccer locker room facility at Razorback Field.

The current structure includes home and visiting locker rooms, a training room, a coaches’ office, showers, a concession stand and public restrooms.

The visiting locker room, concession stand and public restrooms will remain.

The additions include an expanded and re-modeled training room with a rehab area, a new locker room for the Razorbacks, a team lounge connected to a team meeting area, two private meeting rooms and a storage area.

"We are excited that work is underway on the much needed renovation and addition to our soccer facility," Arkansas vice chancellor and director of athletics Jeff Long said. "Even before we started working on an overall facilities master plan, it was clear that we needed to address facility needs within our soccer program. The project will provide our soccer coaches and student-athletes with a practice and playing venue that will help us compete in the Southeastern Conference."

The expansion is adding more than 3,900 square feet to the current 3,100 square foot structure, which sits immediately north of the playing surface at Razorback Field.

The architecture design was a joint project between Arkansas’ Facilities Management Department and Polk, Stanley, Wilcox of Little Rock. The general contractor currently working on the project is Milestone Construction Company of Springdale.

The project, which is expected to be completed in late fall, is being financed by previously budgeted funds designated for needed improvements of the soccer facility. Razorback Field is the only on-campus playing venue that has not undergone enhancements or significant renovations in the past three years. The preliminary cost estimate of the project is $500,000.

Sports Category : Soccer (W)