NEW STADIUM FOR WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAM

Women's Professional Soccer team Atlanta Beat have announced that their new purpose built stadium will be completed and ready to open in May 2010.

Atlanta Beat, who play in the Women's Professional Soccer league will be the first women's soccer/football team in the world to have a purpose built stadium for their home matches.

The stadium, which is still under construction, is situated near Kennesaw in the state of Georgia and will become the home of the Atlanta Beat and also the Kennesaw State University Owl soccer team.

Atlanta Beat have confirmed that the stadium will be open to the public on Sunday 9th May 2010 and the team will make their début in their new stadium during a National Television Game on Fox Soccer Channel.

Construction and design of the stadium has been credited to Fitz Johnson along with the vision from officials at Atlanta Beat.

Atlanta Beat General Manager, Shawn McGee gave his reaction to the soon to be opened 8,300 capacity stadium.

“The opening of the world’s first women’s soccer-specific stadium of this magnitude means a great deal for both soccer in the Southeast and women’s sports on a national scale,” he said.

Posted on 29/01/2010