Soccer Complex


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The Michigan State men's and women's soccer teams call the DeMartin Soccer Complex home, one of the finest soccer facilities in the Midwest. The new state-of-the-art facility, which opened in 2008, features new grandstands, bringing the seating capacity to 2,500, enabling MSU to host conference and national tournaments. In addition, the site was reconfigured to provide for a competitive playing field, along with a new press box and practice field.

Nestled between Jenison Field House and the Red Cedar River, the DeMartin Soccer Complex is part of Old College Field, MSU's oldest athletic facility still in continuous use. Since its purchase in 1900 for $1,137.50, Old College Field has been the site of Spartan baseball. Throughout the years, several teams have enjoyed use of the complex, including the football team, which competed there from 1902-22. Today, Old College Field is home for the Spartan soccer, softball and baseball teams.

Both the men's and women's soccer programs have enjoyed great success on the banks of the Red Cedar, winning 67 percent of their games at Old College Field. Recently, the complex has been the site for six NCAA Tournament contests, with the most recent a men's first round match in November of 2010.

The "New Life For Old College Field" project began in 2006 and was conceived to upgrade Old College Field to a first-class facility for MSU teams and fans. One year into the project, the project raised almost $3 million, including a gift of $750,000 from the DeMartin family of Summitt, N.J., to renovate Old College Field's soccer stadium. The gift, received by MSU in January of 2007, was the largest ever given to an Olympic sport at Michigan State and directly supported the renovation of the soccer facility.

Directions

From Capital City Airport: Turn right (west) onto Grand River Avenue to Waverly Road and turn left (south). Follow Waverly to I-496 East. Follow I-496 East to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the South (Jackson): Take US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the North (St. Johns): Take US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the East (Detroit): I-96 West to US 127 (Exit 106) North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the West (Grand Rapids): I-96 East to I-496 East (Exit 95) to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the Southwest (Charlotte): I-69 North to I-96 East to US 127 North to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.

From the Northeast (Flint): I-69 South to US 127 South to Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left (north) at first traffic light, which is Harrison Road. Turn right (east) on Kalamazoo Street. Parking available at Jenison Field House on the left; DeMartin Soccer Complex is located behind Jenison Field House.