WakeMed Soccer Park

Capacity10 000
Country United States of America
CityCary
ClubsNorth Carolina FC
Other names State Capital Soccer Park (2001–2002), SAS Soccer Park (2002–2007)
Inauguration 05/2002
Construction 2001 - 05/2002
Renovations 2011
Cost $ 14.5 million (2002), $ 6.3 million (2011)
Design Envirotek
Address 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary, NC 27511

Description: WakeMed Soccer Park

Located in a woodland area east of Cary, this football/soccer complex was one of America’s best when opened entirely in 2002. Main stadium was able to hold 7,000 people at that point with single-tiered stands on three sides (north end open). 5 full-sized training fields were built alongside the main one.

First users, unfortunately proving short-term tenants, were the women’s team Carolina Courage and Cary Clarets. Eventually only the NCAA soccer teams of NC State University Wolfpack and NASL side Railhawks managed to stay here longer than 7 years each.

Thinking of the complex’s development, expansion was carried out in 2011, adding 1,500 seats in the north end and a new upper tier with also 1,500 seats on the east side. This way the stadium holds 10,000 people and also has new player facilities added.

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