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Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium


Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Monongahela Boulevard
Morgantown, WV 26506
Directions From I-79
 
Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is just ahead on the right. Parking is available in the Shell Building lot (next to Mountaineer Track).
Directions From I-68
 
Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West on to WV-857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US-119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight until the traffic circle, where you take the second right on to WV-705 West. Turn left at the seventh traffic light on to Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Go straight at the light into the Coliseum parking lots. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive. Parking is available in the Shell Building lot (next to Mountaineer Track).
 
Quick Facts
Year Opened 2004
Capacity 1,650
Surface Natural Grass
 
Men's Quick Facts
Largest Crowd 2,938 (UCSB - 9/4/2009)
Overall Record 69-21-14 (.731)
MAC Record 4-1-2 (.714)
vs. Ranked Teams 11-7-0 (.611)
vs. Non-Conference 39-12-6 (.737)
 
Women's Quick Facts
Largest Crowd 3,000 (USC - 11/30/2007)
Overall Record 84-16-12 (.804)
Big 12 Record 7-0-1 (.938)
vs. Ranked Teams 10-9-4 (.522)
vs. Non-Conference 41-11-9 (.746)

Completed in August, 2004, renovations to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium (formerly the Mountaineer Soccer Complex) have made the home of men's and women's soccer at West Virginia University one of the nation's finest facilities.

The facility has now served host to two conference championships and numerous NCAA tournament regionals.

The stadium itself, named in honor of a generous gift on behalf of Mr. Dlesk, is a two-level, 1,650-seat stadium that features grandstand bleachers, a five booth press box, an on-site locker room, restrooms and concession booths.

The stadium was dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, prior to the women's match against Virginia and the men's match versus High Point.

In May 2010, the stadium’s sod was removed, and after the surface was laser-leveled to ensure better irrigation and production performance, natural grass was laid down, giving the field an iridescent, brand new look.

Conveniently located beside the Coliseum, Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium first opened as the Mountaineer Soccer Complex in 1997. Since its inception, the facility has seen many great achievements by both the men's and women's soccer teams.

The men's team opened the complex by posting winning seasons in two out of the complex's first three years. During WVU's first full season at DDSS in 2004, the squad posted a solid 8-1-1 record at home, including a win over No. 8 Notre Dame. In 2005, the men played host to the first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1973, defeating Robert Morris 1-0 to advance to the second round.

Big wins for the women have come against Rutgers and Ohio State in 1997, Seton Hall and Pitt in 1998 and Notre Dame in 2002; in November 2003 the Mountaineers shut out Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history, and in 2010, the Mountaineer knocked off fifth-ranked Virginia 1-0.

West Virginia women's soccer won its first postseason match ever with a 2-0 win over Miami in the Big East quarterfinals at the complex, and they also earned their first NCAA tournament victory in November of 2002 with a 3-0 win over Loyola (Md.).

Over the past nine seasons, Dick Dlesk Stadium has been the site of numerous conference and NCAA championships.

In 2007, the WVU set the facility record with an overflow crowd of 3,000 to watch the Mountaineer women battle top-ranked USC in an NCAA tournament Elite Eight match. In 2009, the men established the regular season facility record with a crowd of 2,938 against UC-Santa Barbara.


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