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Posted on September 13, 2011

California University will hold a dedication ceremony for its state-of-the-art Phillipsburg Soccer Facility at 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the soccer field on Orchard Street, just three blocks from Cal U’s main campus.

The site, formerly known as Booster Field, was the home field for the Cal State football team from the 1950s until 1970, when the Vulcans moved to Adamson Stadium at Roadman Park, on Cal U’s south campus.

New construction and extensive renovations have created a facility that meets all NCAA standards for intercollegiate soccer, including night games and broadcasting. The complex features:

  • A ProGrass artificial turf field with a walking track around the perimeter.
  • A programmable light system designed to maximize on-field illumination while minimizing “light spill” into the neighborhood.
  • An electronic multi-sport scoreboard.
  • Bleacher seating for 500 fans, plus a “press box” for media.
  • Newly renovated locker rooms for the Cal U men’s and women’s teams, visiting teams, coaches and officials.
  • A first-aid and training room.
  • A renovated concession stand and public restrooms.

Cal U’s head soccer coach, Dennis Laskey, says the facility already has drawn the attention of student-athletes.

“Since we’ve been able to show them designs, both our (men’s and women’s) programs have been inundated with recruits. The attraction has been incredible,” Laskey says. “This is the finest soccer facility in the eastern United States.”

The dedication will be held on Family Day, when students’ parents and siblings are encouraged to visit. Along with other campus activities, Cal U plans to have giveaways, special guests, a Mini Vulcan Huddle and other events at the soccer field throughout the day.

The public may attend the dedication ceremony, which will be held during the intermission between the women’s and men’s varsity soccer games. Both teams face East Stroudsburg. The women’s game begins at 11 a.m. The Vulcan men play at 1:30 p.m.


Driving (from Route 43)
Take Exit 32 toward California. Turn right onto Maiden Drive and continue to Wood Street. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn left onto Orchard Street. Phillipsburg Soccer Facility is on the left.

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From the corner of Sixth Street and Hickory Street on campus, turn left onto Sixth Street. Turn right onto Orchard Street. The Phillipsburg Soccer Facility is 0.2 miles away on the left.

View a map with designating walking and shuttle routes.

Special shuttle service will be provided for the dedication event at Phillipsburg Soccer Facility. The shuttle will stop on campus in front of Residence Hall B and Johnson Hall on Hickory Street, and near the Booker Towers on Third Street. Shuttle service will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

View a map with designating walking and shuttle routes.