|by Jim Amidon • August 19, 2011|
Wabash officials declared Mud Hollow Stadium ready for play by the Wabash College soccer team.
A photo from the northside of Mud Hollow Stadium from over the power lines provides a glimpse of the new soccer facility.
Stadium seating for nearly 200 fans is a welcome addition to Mud Hollow Stadium, home of the Wabash College soccer team.
Mud Hollow Stadium is nestled in the hillside next to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. There are seats for nearly 200 fans, along with new restroom facilities and a soccer scoreboard.
Another view of Mud Hollow Stadium from above the power lines.
The east side of Mud Hollow Stadium has been leveled and newly sodded for recreational and intramural use. The track team's throwers will also enjoy the south end of the facility.
Wabash College officials declared Mud Hollow Stadium "ready for play" Friday afternoon. The new home of the Wabash College soccer team is the final project in Wabash's $6 million outdoor athletics facilities campaign.
The soccer team will play on a new FieldTurf Duraspine Pro surface, which was installed over the summer. The entire surface of Mud Hollow was lowered and graded before construction began on the field and grandstand.
The stadium will seat close to 200 spectators in seats used in professional baseball parks. The new facility includes restrooms, scoreboard, pressbox, and "clamshell" benches for the teams.
On the east end of Mud Hollow Stadium is a newly sodded and graded grass field recreation space that's larger than a football field in size. Wabash students will use it for Ultimate competitions, as well as intramural sports. The throwers on Wabash's track team will also practice and compete in the area.
Mud Hollow Stadium will be dedicated during ceremonies on Saturday, September 3 when the Little Giant soccer team hosts Trine University in a 2:00 p.m. match as part of the Robbie Dreher Memorial Soccer classic.