Home At Last!
The 9,000-seat football stadium is the centerpiece of UWG’s new $29 million Athletics Complex, which is being completed in upcoming stages. In addition to the stadium, the facility features sites for women’s soccer, a women’s varsity softball field, a women’s field house and additional practice fields for soccer and football.
There will be additional areas for locker rooms, weight and training rooms, and offices for the Department of Athletics.
Non-athletic components will also factor into the project, including an academic support lab and assembly area, and a parking area that will be fully utilized throughout the week for commuter students. Once these aspects of the project are completed, the Wolves will truly be home at last!
Thanks to Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia General Assembly, $1.9 million of the 2009 state budget was designated for the construction of a road and bridge to connect the current campus to the complex, which is housed on approximately 250 acres of land generously donated to the university by the City of Carrollton. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners also contributed to the project with financial and infrastructural support.
A great deal of hard work and sacrifice has gone into making the Athletics Complex a reality. From the initial establishment of the Stadium Development Committee, headed by Ray Fulford, Bob Stone and Jim Gill, to the numerous students who contributed to the project through a Student Government Association-approved fee, this new chapter in UWG history has many authors. That also includes many of our alumni other individuals who donated their time and finances to the effort.
The facility is set to completely revitalize campus culture, enhancing student life just as the Greek Village, Coliseum and Campus Center have done in the recent past. It will also provide greater incentive for UWG students to stay in Carrollton on weekends, thus creating an immediate and profound positive impact on the local economy.
So come out and support the Wolves and check out their new home. It’s an exciting time to be a part of West Georgia as we continue to show why we’re a Destination University!