The UNLV Soccer Foundation has released conceptual drawings for a new university soccer center on campus.

Since Las Vegas Is On A Sports Facility Roll, How About A New UNLV Soccer Center?

By ALAN SNEL

LVSportsBiz.com

 

Just three days after the UNLV sports folks broke ground for a $28.5 million football training center, the UNLV Soccer Foundation released drawings for a new soccer venue that has a projected cost of under $20 million.

 

Check out the conceptual drawings that were posted on twitter Friday afternoon. The location is very close to Tropicana Avenue, on land bounded by Swenson Street and Paradise Road. It’s not too far from Thomas & Mack Center.

Conceptual drawing of new UNLV soccer field.

 

A capital campaign will commence to raise money for the UNLV soccer facility.

 

Here’s a locator map for the UNLV soccer center.

 

The UNLV Soccer Foundation has a website offering more drawings.

 

Your locator map.

 

There’s no funding source and a capital campaign will have to be staged for the proposed soccer center, which is part of UNLV’s master plan.

 

Soccer is getting more of a profile here in Las Vegas now that a new professional soccer team is starting in downtown at Cashman Field. The Las Vegas Lights FC plays three preseason games on Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at Cashman and the 34-game United Soccer League season begins in March for the Lights, the USL’s 33rd team.

 

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