Few community college soccer programs in the country enjoy the quality facilities that are available to Butler Soccer.
Butler Soccer opened its new 6,000 seat BG Products Veterans Sports Complex in the Fall 2012. The first sporting event ever held in the $12 million stadium was a Butler Soccer match on August 28, 2012 when the #4-ranked Grizzlies defeated Allen County 11-0. The match was the first ever played under the lights. The first goal was produced by two future NCAA D1 transfers when Alyssa Miller scored on an assist from Megan Snyder.
The state-of-the-art stadium includes such amenities as: facility wide wi-fi, the largest community college score / videoboard that is capable of live in-game stats and instant replays, 12 luxury suites with in-game catering, lighted playing surface, 1,000 chairback reserved seats, ample press rooms for print and broadcast media, a professional sports quality artificial turf playing surface, and locker rooms for both home and visiting teams.
"This stadium is another piece of evidence that Butler athletics sets the standard for community college athletic programs. The facility will be able to attract a number quality opponents to El Dorado and even host NJCAA sponsored championship events," stated Head Coach Adam Hunter.
The Grizzlies are the exclusive users of the on-campus Butler Soccer Facility, built when the program was established in 2002. The fully-irrigated pitch features fast-playing bermuda grass, electronic scoreboard, bleachers for fans, KwikGoal backstops system, and a soccer specific building that includes team areas, storage, and a press box for filming. Future plans for the facility include the addition of more trees throughout the grounds, improved spectator seating with cover from the elements, a fenced and gated perimeter, and lighting.
In the offseason, the Grizzlies train in the Hubbard Champions Training Center, quite possibly the finest indoor athletic facility in the junior college ranks. Completed on Sept. 17, 2004, the CTC is a multi-functional building that allows Butler soccer players and other student-athletes to practice year-round, regardless of outdoor weather conditions.
The highlight of the indoor workout facility is a 4,500 square-foor, state-of-the-art weight room. There is also a 40-yard indoor football field, covered in turf, the same type of artificial turf installed in several major college and NFL stadiums. There are also two sprint lanes and baseball and softball cages.