Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium

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Lynn Stadium
Full nameDr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Coordinates 38°12′31″N85°45′19″W / 38.2087°N 85.75515°W / 38.2087; -85.75515 Coordinates: 38°12′31″N85°45′19″W / 38.2087°N 85.75515°W / 38.2087; -85.75515
Owner University of Louisville
Operator University of Louisville Athletic Department
Executive suites3 (Founders, athletic department and press box) [1]
Capacity 5,300 (soccer) [1]
Field size109.73 x 68.58 m (120 x 75 yards)
SurfaceNatural turf [1]
Construction
Broke groundMay 3, 2013 [2]
OpenedAugust 1, 2014
Construction cost$18.5 million [1]
ArchitectTEG Louisville [3]
Project managerTEG Louisville
General contractorAbel Construction Co, Inc [4]
Tenants
Louisville Cardinals men's and women's soccer
Website
http://www.gocards.com/facilities/?id=10

Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium for college soccer in Louisville, Kentucky. The stadium was built for the University of Louisville Cardinals Men's and Women's Soccer teams. The teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. [5]

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Design

The stadium, modeled after Sporting KC's Sporting Park [ citation needed ], was designed by TEG Architects, LLC of Louisville. [4] The stadium includes chairback seating for 2,400 in the main grandstand, bleacher seating for 950 in the east end zone, and two berms, which can accommodate 2,400. [1] Lynn Stadium also features a 15,320 square foot training center, which includes identical locker rooms for each team (Men's and Women's), coaches' offices and a sports medicine training room. [1] The complex received LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). [6]

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References

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