FACILITIES / DIRECTIONS
U-M Soccer Stadium
The University of Michigan's Soccer Stadium, which opened for the 2010 season, is the crowning jewel of the U-M Soccer Complex. The three-field, soccer-exclusive facility is the result of a $6 million project that was funded by Intercollegiate Athletics resources and gifts.
The stadium is built at the center of the expansive complex and is flanked by separate practice fields for both the men's and women's programs. The stadium features a press box flanked by two terraces that are used for special events and handicap seating. The facility also has a locker room for each program with tunnel access to the field, underground benches, an athletic medicine training room, and restrooms and concessions for spectators. Similar to Michigan Stadium, fans enter the stands through portals on the backside of the stadium to allow for unobstructed views of the field once seated.
The Wolverines new home can pack 2,200 fans into stands along both sidelines that create a "framed in" feel. Both stands are set 10 feet off the sideline with the first row of the west stands six feet over the action to allow spectators to be right on top of the action. Both spectator areas are covered by a roof that encompasses most seats and creates an environment that captures the sound. The west stands feature a special section at midfield with chairback seating, while the east stands are home to the U-M student section.
Transition to a new era of Michigan soccer was completed on Aug. 20, 2010, when the women's squad played the first game inside the stadium against Detroit. The women's team opened up the complex on Oct. 10, 2008, hosting Penn State on the west practice field before the men's program inaugurated the competition field, where the stadium now sits, for the complex's first NCAA Tournament game, defeating UC Davis on Nov. 25, 2008.
From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to State Street (exit 177). Turn right. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through two stoplights. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to State Street (exit 177). Turn left. Travel north approximately 1 1/4 miles through three stoplights. Turn left at the Varsity Tennis Center, which is just past the car dealership on the right.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.