State Capital Soccer Park’s first professional team was The Carolina Courage of the defunct National Women’s Soccer League (WUSA). State Capital Soccer Park went through a few renaming’s. State Capital Soccer Park was renamed SAS Soccer Park in 2002, renamed WakeMed Soccer Park in 2008 and in 2017 the main game field at WakeMed Soccer Park became Sahlen’s Stadium after Sahlen Packing Company gained the rights to the naming of the main game fields stadium.
North Carolina FC of the United Soccer League USL (formerly the Carolina RailHawks of the USL) has been the premiere professional team at Sahlen’s Stadium since 2007. Sahlen’s Stadium was built specifically for FIFA regulation soccer and can seat 10,000 fans.
Originally known as Coleman Park, Sand Creek Stadium, and Switchbacks Stadium, Weidner Apartment Homes acquired the naming rights of the venue in 2017. Weidner Field, home of the USL (United Soccer League) Colorado Springs Switchbacks since 2015, provides an exemplary venue in which to watch a soccer match. Adjacent to the Sky Sox MiLB team and Security Service Field, Weidner Field is a soccer-specific stadium and is separate and not shared with the baseball team, though some of the parking areas are common.
In the mean time, the city of Colorado Springs provides many sites to see and visit for your stadium journey vacation weekend or week.
The Indy XI moved into spacious new digs downtown at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2018, but will the larger venue take away from the atmosphere it had at Carrol Stadium?
Coolray Field isn’t a bad park by any stretch; it just may be playing in a league above its design. Still, it is a great AAA value and easy to visit for a night of baseball entertainment.
The Las Vegas Lights and Nashville SC both debuted in front of capacity crowds against MLS rivals this past weekend. The two friendlies should be an indicator for plenty more excitement this 2018 USL season.
With expectations sky high, Rio Grande Valley FC Toros opened its home stadium H-E-B Park in March 2017 and it has quickly won over fans, visitors, and opposing clubs. Recently, Team President Bert Garcia spoke with Stadium Journey to talk about starting the club and the stadium from the ground up, as well as how both have been received by fans, and the future of soccer in the Rio Grande Valley.