April 28, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - Construction workers broke ground on the University of Oklahoma's new soccer field this week. The $1.2 million first phase of the state-of-the-art facility, which will be located on the southeast corner of the Chatauqua and Imhoff intersection (directly west of Lloyd Noble Center), will be completed in time for the 2000 fall season.

"We have been in the planning stages for a long time, so to see us actually start work on the new facility is thrilling," said OU Head Coach Randy Evans. "We have been without a true home since the soccer program began four years ago, and now we'll have one of the best facilities around."

Oklahoma begins its 2000 campaign Friday, August 25 versus Tulsa at 8 p.m. in Edmond. The Sooners play their first home game of the season Friday, Sept. 8 against SMU at 7 p.m.