A project that includes a new Tormenta FC stadium continues taking shape, as the site is showing early signs of a development that will feature the USL League One club’s facility.
South Georgia Tormenta FC played its home matches last season at Georgia Southern University’s Erk Russell Park, and will return there for the 2020 campaign. That arrangement is intended as a stopgap until the club completes its long-term facility plan, which calls for the construction of a new stadium in Statesboro. The new stadium is being positioned as the anchor of a larger development that includes a Publix, other retail options, and more.
Last week, a notable milestone took place as construction crews completed paving for what will eventually be Tormenta Way. In discussing the milestone, the club’s owner said to expect to further progress over the coming months, with the stadium currently slated to be completed next spring. More from WTOC:
“Now, we’re seeing asphalt. Once we get the horizonal pieces done, in a couple of months we’ll see the vertical parts of the development move north,” Darin Van Tassell, Tormenta owner, said.
In addition to Tormenta Way, one big development will be widening Old Register Road from two lanes to five and a traffic light installed at Old Register and the bypass.
We’re still more than a year away from seeing anything open here. Van Tassell says the stadium will be ready spring of next year and that’s when he expects Publix and some of the other retailers to be ready too.
Tormenta FC was one of 10 teams to compete in the Division III USL League One’s inaugural season last year. The league will field a dozen teams in 2020, with Lansing Ignite FC folding and new clubs backed by MLS’s Inter Miami FC and New England Revolution joining the circuit.
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