Wake Forest Athletics Breaks Ground on Renovations to Soccer Practice Complex

04/03/17

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Athletics began work this month on renovations to the Soccer Practice Complex.

Renovations include two new natural grass fields with upgraded drainage and irrigation systems; upgraded practice field lighting and sound system; new practice field poles and netting; a new brick and ornamental fence wall along Polo Road, including four new kicking walls; and a new windscreen for the wall along Polo Road.

“We are very excited about the renovations to the Soccer Practice Complex,” said men’s soccer head coach Bobby Muuss. “Having one of the best practice facilities in the country will allow us to continue being an elite program. It also shows the tremendous commitment we have to the success of our student-athletes.”

Among the many benefits of the renovated complex, the positive impact it will have on recruiting is particularly exciting. “This practice field renovation project will be aesthetically stunning and functionally perfect,” said women’s soccer head coach Tony da Luz. “Our current players are so fortunate to have an immaculate playing surface they can rely on daily. This new facility will give us a clear competitive edge in recruiting pure soccer players. The project also includes training walls on the Polo Road side that will allow our players to develop their technique through repetition. I am so grateful to our donors, Steve Adams, Craig Zakrzewski and Barry Faircloth for making this dream come true.”

An impressive $3 million was fundraised for the project, which is expected to be complete in August 2017.