Work on a new Tormenta FC stadium continues, as construction crews prepare the site for a USL League One facility and surrounding development.
Tormenta FC played its home matches last season at Georgia Southern University’s Erk Russell Park, but the club has a long-term facility plan in the works. That plan involves building a new stadium in Statesboro, which will be positioned next to a development that includes a Publix and other amenities.
For now, construction crews continue to work on a road that is being built as part of the project. Tormenta FC officials believe there will soon be very visible signs of progress on the new stadium. More from WTOC:
Contractors continue to build a road through what was once a cotton field. The president of Tormenta Soccer announced in March a development would go next to the stadium they would build along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway that would include Publix, a movie theater and more. He says they’ve so far been building the groundwork that will house it all. But that phase will be finished soon.
“Then it starts letting the bigger projects come out of the ground,” said Darin Van Tassell, Tormenta President. “The stadium, and Publix, and the other development.”
He says they’d hoped to move into the stadium this spring from playing at Georgia Southern. But they’ve revised the stadium plans so it can accommodate more events like concerts and more beyond just soccer season.
“We’re planning and designing the stadium that will be great for us and for the city over the next 25 and 30 years from now. And that takes a minute because you want to get it right. But I can tell you from the developer’s side, it’s all moving 100 percent as fast as it can,” said Van Tassell.
Tormenta FC was one of 10 teams to compete in the Division III USL League One’s inaugural season.