The University of Michigan's commitment to both its men's and women's programs continues with the development of the U-M Soccer Complex. The three-field, soccer-exclusive facility is part of a $6 million project that is funded by Intercollegiate Athletics resources and gifts.
The stadium, slated to open in the fall of 2010, will be built on the site of the current competition field, one of three soccer fields added in 2008. The project will pack 2,200 fans into stands along both sidelines creating a "framed in" feel. Both stands will be set 10 feet off the sideline with the first row of the west stand six feet over the action to allow spectators to be right on top of the action. Both spectator areas will be covered by a roof that encompasses most seats and creates an environment that will capture the sound. The west stands feature a special section at midfield with chairback seating, while the east stands will be home to the U-M student section.
The stadium will feature a press box flanked by two terraces that will be used for special events and handicap seating. The facility will also have a locker room for each program with tunnel access to the field, underground benches, an athletic medicine training room, and restrooms and concessions for spectators. Similar to Michigan Stadium, fans will enter stands through portals on the backside of the stadium to allow for unobstructed views of the field once seated.