As it considers a move to the upcoming USL Division III circuit, South Georgia Tormenta FC is releasing details on a proposed stadium.
Currently a member of the Premier Development League, Tormenta FC is considering a possible entry to the USL DIII league that will begin play in 2019. The organization currently plays its PDL games at Erk Russell Athletic Park, but it is pitching a new 5,000-seat stadium that would be constructed in Statesboro if the move to USL DIII is completed.
Tormenta FC owner and president Darin Van Tassell believes the new facility could help solidify the organization as it competes a higher league. In addition, the stadium would offer a few interesting features, including the room for expansion and the flexibility needed for hosting non-soccer events. More from USLD3.com:
“As we continue to explore the possibilities of a move to the USL’s Division III, a key for us is the complex,” Van Tassell told USLD3.com. “What we want to do is marry high-level professional soccer with a top-notch facility and soccer-specific venue.”
The stadium would be built next to The Clubhouse on Old Register Road and would seat more than 5,000 people while having the ability to expand to a capacity of more than 10,000. While serving as a soccer-specific venue, the stadium would also have the ability to host other sporting and entertainment events.
Distinguished construction firm New South Construction Company – which helped build the new Atlanta Braves Suntrust Park and many other sports related venues– would oversee the development of the new complex. New South Construction Company is led by President Huntly Gordon, who has more than 30 years of construction experience.
Plans for the USL DIII league were announced this spring. The league has pitched as a way to bring Division III soccer to markets that range from between 150,000 and a million in population.
Tormenta FC played its first season in the PDL in 2016.
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