Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium

Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium for college soccer in Louisville, Kentucky. The stadium was built for the University of Louisville Cardinals Men's and Women's Soccer teams. The teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[5]

Lynn Stadium
Full nameDr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium
LocationLouisville, Kentucky
Coordinates38°12′31″N 85°45′19″W / 38.2087°N 85.75515°W / 38.2087; -85.75515Coordinates: 38°12′31″N 85°45′19″W / 38.2087°N 85.75515°W / 38.2087; -85.75515
OwnerUniversity of Louisville
OperatorUniversity of Louisville Athletic Department
Executive suites3 (Founders, athletic department and press box)[1]
Capacity5,300 (soccer)[1]
Field size109.73 x 68.58 m (120 x 75 yards)
SurfaceNatural turf [1]
Construction
Broke groundMay 3, 2013 [2]
OpenedAugust 1, 2014
Construction cost$18.5 million[1]
ArchitectTEG Louisville [3]
Project managerTEG Louisville
General contractorAbel Construction Co, Inc [4]
Tenants
Louisville Cardinals men's and women's soccer
Website
http://www.gocards.com/facilities/?id=10

DesignEdit

The stadium, modeled after Sporting KC's Sporting Park[citation needed], was designed by TEG Architects, LLC of Louisville.[4] The stadium includes chairback seating for 2,400 in the main grandstand, bleacher seating for 950 in the east end zone, and two berms, which can accommodate 2,400.[1] Lynn Stadium also features a 15,320 square foot training center, which includes identical locker rooms for each team (Men's and Women's), coaches' offices and a sports medicine training room.[1]The complex received LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).[6]

HistoryEdit

The stadium has also hosted professional matches for Louisville City FC, which plays in the USL Championship and has been unable to use its regular venue, Louisville Slugger Field, in some instances.[7] On November 17, 2019, the stadium hosted the USL Championship Final between Louisville City FC and Real Monarchs. Additional seating was installed to bring the capacity up to 7,025, as Louisville City lost 3–1 to the Monarchs.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "GoCards.com - Official Website of University of Louisville Athletics - Facilities". gocards.com. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "UofL Breaks Ground on Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Soccer Stadium - GoCards.com - Official Website of University of Louisville Athletics". gocards.com. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Portfolio". TEG. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "University of Louisville soccer stadium to include unique features, Wayne Estopinal says - Louisville - Louisville Business First". Louisville Business First. June 4, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Jeff Gleer, USA TODAY Sports (November 13, 2013). "AAC, Louisville reach agreement on breakup, move to ACC". USA TODAY. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "ULAA Soccer Facility | U.S. Green Building Council". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Gardner, Hayes (November 12, 2019). "Looking for tickets to Louisville City FC's USL Championship final? It will cost you". Courier-Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Gardner, Hayes (November 17, 2019). "Louisville City FC's USL championship hopes come up short against Real Monarchs". Courier-Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2019.

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