Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced today that May 9th will mark the opening of the new, $17 million 8,300 capacity stadium being built for the expansion team the Atlanta Beat at Kennesaw State University, a remarkable construction achievement given the announcement that it was to be built was only made late last year, and the land cleared in December.
“We are excited to make this announcement,” said Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee. “The opening of the world’s first women’s soccer-specific stadium of this magnitude means a great deal to both soccer in the Southeast and to women’s sports on a national scale.”
It’s not the first stadium to be used primarily for women’s soccer (Florida State University’s Seminole Soccer Complex’s sole tenants are its women’s team; anyone know of others?), but this is still quite a special moment for fans of professional women’s soccer. It looks like it will be a fantastic venue for WPS, pretty much the perfect size for the league at this point. Here’s hoping it’s the first of many.