EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMarshall Unveils New Soccer Complex
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Reported by: Dan Matics
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 25, 2013 5:41 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
A new soccer complex looks to be a crown jewel for Huntington.
Honoring those who served, the Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex was unveiled this weekend.
Marshall University Athletics Director Mike Hamrick said it is a facility sure to put Marshall soccer on the map.
"It's a dream come true," Hamrick said. "A lot of people put hard work into this."
The soccer complex replaces the crumbling Veterans Memorial Field House.and cost a pretty penny.
Hamrick said the $8 million price tag will make the complex one of the top five college facilities in the nation.
The 1,600-seat complex has the attention of local businesses. Sheets and a restaurant are looking to build nearby.
Kevin Long, head women's coach. said the new complex has already helped in the women's program's recruiting efforts.
"We've heard firsthand that the talk of this facility played a large role in their decision for many to come," Long said.
One of the first home game's in the new complex will be on Tuesday.
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