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Construction to begin soon on Pitt State soccer pitch

Pittsburg State soccer is coming to a pitch near you.

Construction will begin soon on Pittsburg State University’s first soccer pitch. It should be finished in time for the university to host its first regular season soccer game this fall. 

The new Pitt State women’s soccer team will open the season by hosting Missouri University of Science & Technology on Sept. 5 with Coach Wes Branstetter at the helm.  

The all-turf pitch will be built by Mammoth Sports Construction in the field between the Weede Gymnasium and the University Lake, oriented east and west along the portion of the hike-bike path known as Gorilla Walk.  

Construction will be phased. 

Phase 1 includes turf and equipment for the game. The Weede will serve teams via existing locker rooms and sports medicine areas. 

Future phases will add a press box, lighting, fencing, seating, and other amenities depending on funding and donor priorities. 

Parking will be available in the Weede parking lot and the parking lot across Homer Street at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, with space also available in the nearby Brown lot adjacent to the stadium. 

“This is another milestone moment in Pitt State Athletics,” said Athletic Director Jim Johnson. “We are incredibly excited about it and about the opportunity this will provide to the women who have signed to be our first soccer student-athletes.” 

Pitt State will host a total of nine home games in the Gorillas’ debut season: 

  • Sept. 5, Missouri S&T, 3 p.m. 
  • Sept. 8, Northwestern Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. 
  • Sept. 12, East Central, 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 27, Nebraska-Kearney, 3 p.m. 
  • Sept. 29, Ft. Hays State, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 18, Newman, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, Central Oklahoma, 2 p.m. 
  • Nov. 3, Central Missouri, 2 p.m. 
  • Nov. 6, Missouri Southern, 2 p.m.


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