Negoesco Stadium is a collegiate soccer stadium located in San Francisco, California, on the campus of University of San Francisco. Named for legendary USF soccer coach Steve Negoesco. It is the home field for the men's and women's soccer teams. The stadium is also used by USF students and staff for recreational activities.
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The pitch received a brand new AstroTurf playing surface during the summer of 2016. The new turf replaced the former artificial surface that had been in use for eight years, and features a "green" natural infill consisting of a pumice-like material specially formulated for soccer facilities. Following the example of USF's Benedetti Diamond with its all-natural organic infill, Negoesco Stadium fits USF's vision of leading the way in sustainable athletic facility technology.
The stadium was renovated in 2000, expanding it to its current capacity of 3,000 seats including theater style seats on the west side of the field and a full permanent grandstand on the east side. Additionally TV capable lights were added to the field that year. In 2003, a FieldTurf surface was added replacing the natural grass.
Negoesco has also hosted various high level exhibition matches by teams such as the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer and the Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League. The facility also plays host to local semi-pro soccer clubs, such as SF City FC in the Premier Development League.
Some of the most notable improvements were made in September 2008, just before the Dons began their season, as banners celebrating the rich legacy and tradition of USF Soccer were hung along the stadiums west wall. Six national championship banners hang alongside two national runner-up banners and alongside banners celebrating the Dons glorious postseason past (30 NCAA appearances, 9 College Cup appearances). Additional banners also feature USF conference titles as members of the Northern California Intercollegiate Soccer Conference/West Coast Intercollegiate Soccer Conference, Pacific Soccer Conference, and the West Coast Conference. A final banner was added featuring the names of all 41 NSCAA All-Americans to proudly wear the Green and Gold.
Other changes include the installation of advertising panels acknowledging sponsors and supporters of USF Athletics and the Dons Soccer program alongside the east sideline of the field, and European-style protective team benches were also added to the technical areas on the east sideline.
Playing Site: All home matches are played at Negoesco Stadium, on the corner of Parker Ave. and Golden Gate Ave., adjacent to the Koret Health and Recreation Center.
Parking: Parking is available in the Koret Health and Recreation Center lot directly adjacent to the field. There is a parking fee in effect during most days of the week and weekends. Click on this link to see the current parking guidelines, prices, etc. Free street parking is also available right outside the stadium on Parker Ave. and/or Golden Gate Ave. depending on the day and time, but please review the signs and be aware of street-by-street parking restrictions.