Men's Soccer Division I Championship
WakeMed Soccer Park
WakeMed Soccer Park, maintained and operated by the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. It opened in 2002 as the home of the Women's United Soccer Association's Carolina Courage and is currently the home of the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks.
The soccer complex consists of a soccer-specific main stadium, two lighted training / match fields, five additional multi-use athletic fields and a nationally known cross country course. WakeMed Stadium recently underwent a $7 million dollar renovation. These renovations included: the construction of two additional team locker rooms, a player lounge, coaches office, a referee locker room, a laundry center, a media room, a 128 person multipurpose room that can be subdivided into four luxury suites, two open air party decks, the addition of 3,000 seats bringing the total permanent seating capacity to 10,000, a new concession stand, the renovation of an existing concession stand, and a new video board. The main stadium and all six of the other full size fields at the complex are regulation size 120 yards x 75 yards. One of these fields serves as a small 500 seat mini stadium directly behind the main stadium. In addition, the facility has a small sided multipurpose field measuring 75 yards x 50 yards. The Cross Country Course is host to thousands of cross country runners and “cause runs” participants each year.
The renovations to the main stadium were designed to enhance the existing facilities that were originally built in 2002 that included two team locker rooms, a referee room, press box, office space, two training rooms, and two luxury suites in addition to three concession stands.
In addition to serving as the home of the Carolina RailHawks, WakeMed Soccer Park has also been the host of men's and women's ACC soccer tournaments, men's and women's NCAA College Cups, NC High School State Soccer and Lacrosse Championships. U.S. men's and women's national team friendlies, and it served as the site of the U.S. Men's National Team training camp for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. To date there have been over 20 international or professional teams representing 11 different countries that have played at the facility.
WakeMed Soccer Park
101 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, N.C. 27511