North Carolina, blessed with a mild climate, offers year-round play. Here are eight top-notch soccer venues to choose from when planning your next tournament or event in the Tar Heel State.
BB&T Soccer Park
BB&T Soccer Park offers play with a view with 13 full-size Bermuda fields right along the Yadkin River. Amenities include a filming tower, a fieldhouse for extra meeting and warm-up space, picnic areas and water stations.
Jordan Soccer Complex
On the north end of Fayetteville, Jordan Soccer Complex of Methodist University features eight full-sized soccer fields that can be striped for smaller fields for players of different ages and abilities. The championship field is equipped with lights for after-dark play. Concessions are available at the picnic area in the center of the complex next to the large parking lot. Spectators can line the sidelines to take in the action.
Cape Fear Regional Soccer Complex
Cape Fear Regional Soccer Complex features seven soccer fields spanning 65 acres. Amenities include locker rooms, and equipment is on hand including soccer balls, goals, corner flags and benches.
WakeMed Soccer Park
At 150 acres, this complex features one lighted stadium field, two lighted match-only fields and five additional fields, with permanent stadium seating for 10,000. WakeMed offers concession areas, locker rooms and 2,600 parking spaces. Additionally, the park has a scenic cross country course available for visitors who want to stretch their legs.
WRAL Soccer Park
Located in northern Raleigh, this 21-field complex includes five synthetic turf fields with lighting, one of which is a synthetic turf stadium field. There are eight parking lots conveniently located throughout the park, as well as a clubhouse and fitness center.
Mazeppa Road Park
As the hosts of Lake Norman Soccer Club, it’s no surprise this park features 12 soccer fields – six full-size soccer fields, two turf fields and four grass fields. Mazeppa Road Park has lights, concessions and 374 parking spaces. The park also features a playground area, walking track and free Wi-Fi.
Frank Liske Park
This outdoor facility spans 230 acres and features 11 soccer fields, two of which are lighted. Visitors can paddle boat on a 10-acre lake or explore the nature trail, and an 18-hole miniature golf course allows for additional fun when the whistle blows.
Bryan Park Soccer Complex
Bryan Park Soccer Complex features 17 fields, four of which are lit, and MacPherson Stadium, which seats 2,000. Other amenities include paved parking, concessions and locker rooms.
Whether your next event is large or small, North Carolina soccer venues set the stage for tournaments to remember. Check out Sports Planning Guide’s North Carolina Site InSpections in print or online to learn more about soccer- and other sports-friendly cities and venues across the state.