The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
When it was announced this spring that the funds had been collected to put two new athletic fields on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in south Tacoma, one of the first photo opportunities fell to the Lutes Men’s soccer team. The guys dug shovels in to kick off the construction.
A few months later great progress can be reported in the project and there is hope that the new grass field may be ready for PLU soccer early in the fall.
Another major step in the construction of the new athletic fields on the Pacific Lutheran campus is underway with the first rolls of field turf now in place.
Construction of the two fields is expected to be finished in time for fall athletic competition. Final cost is expected to be approximately $3.5 million.
Campus photographer John Froschauer has posted some new photos of the athletic fields construction currently underway on the southwest corner of the Pacific Lutheran campus.
The new Field Turf on-campus pitch will be used by the football and soccer programs and includes permanent ‘grid’ markings for college football. The new grass pitch is expected to be the field of choice for Lutes match-day action.
The Lutes Men are comning off a 15-4 season in 2011 in which they won the Northwest Conference in a tight battle with Whitworth. In previous seasons Lutes soccer has played on campus on a grass pitch with bleacher seating for about 200 fans.