Spalding opens new athletic complex

Spalding opens new athletic complex
Spalding University opened its brand new athletic complex on 9th Street on Wednesday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Spalding University opened its brand new athletic complex on 9th Street on Wednesday.

The complex will be home to Spalding’s Divison III men’s and women’s soccer and softball teams.

Previously, the teams had to lease facilties for practices and home games.

“It’s a game changer, you know?” asked Spalding University Athletic Director Roger Burkman. “Think about it from a recruiting standpoint, and how it’s going to level that playing field, so to speak, in the recruiting wars.”

There are two turf soccer fields and a softball field.

The soccer fields are also set up for lacrosse or field hockey, should Spalding decide to add those sports in the future.

The softball team will start playing in the new complex next spring.

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