Klöckner Stadium named college soccer field of the year
Virginia’s men’s and women’s soccer teams had disappointing ends to their seasons in the NCAA Tournament but their home field was recently named the college soccer field of the year.
The Sports Turf Managers Association recognized Klöckner Stadium with its Field of the Year Award for soccer. The natural surface, which also plays host to the school’s lacrosse programs, is just one of the features that makes Klöckner one of the best places to see a soccer game in the country.
The stadium opened in 1992 at a cost of $3.4 million and naming rights were awarded to a German metals trader for $1.2 million. The grandstand can hold 3,600 and the grass berms can accommodate a total of 8,000. The men’s team has won five of their seven national championships since the stadium opened.