Segra Field

Segra Field is a soccer-specific stadium in Leesburg, Virginia and the home of Loudoun United FC of the USL Championship.[1][2]

Segra Field
Former namesLoudoun United Stadium
(pre-construction)
LocationLeesburg, Virginia
Coordinates39.070746°N 77.545434°W / 39.070746; -77.545434
OwnerLoudoun County
OperatorD.C. United
Capacity5,000
Construction
Broke groundMarch 26, 2019
OpenedAugust 9, 2019
Construction cost$15 million
Tenants
Loudoun United FC (USLC) 2019–present
Washington Spirit (NWSL) 2020–future

The stadium is located within Phillip A. Bolen Park, and adjacent to Loudoun Soccer Park. In addition to the stadium, a training facility, and team offices for D.C. United of MLS and youth development academy will be housed there. The project was supposed to be completed in time for the 2019 USL season, but the completion date was moved to August 2019 due to zoning issues.[3]

History

The stadium hosted its first game on August 9, 2019, as Loudoun United FC played Charlotte Independence at the stadium. On July 8, 2019, it was announced that Segra, an independent fiber bandwidth company, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the naming-rights partner for the stadium.[4] Loudoun United FC won their first game in Segra Field on August 31, 2019, defeating North Carolina FC 4–0.[5]

The Washington Spirit announced on November 12, 2019, that the team would play four games in Segra Field for their 2020 season.[6]

On December 4, 2019, Loudoun United FC asked the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors for $10 million to complete the stadium. They asked for assistance to complete public bathrooms, locker rooms, parking, and a new training facility.[7]

References

  1. "D.C. United and Loudoun County in discussions to develop facility for training and second division team" (Press release). D.C. United. December 20, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. "Loudoun United FC Joins the USL for 2019" (Press release). United Soccer League. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  3. Cline, Nathaniel (January 22, 2019). "Loudoun United soccer stadium in Leesburg won't be ready for initial spring games". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  4. "Loudoun United Unveils Naming-Rights Partnership With Segra" (Press release). Loudoun United FC. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  5. Keefer, Ryan (August 31, 2019). "Loudoun United records first Segra Field victory with 4–0 win". Black & Red United. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  6. "Washington Spirit to play 2020 games at Audi Field, Segra Field and the Maryland SoccerPlex" (Press release). Washington Spirit. November 12, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  7. Augenstein, Neal (December 4, 2019). "Loudoun Co. to pay another $10M to finish United soccer complex". WTOP-FM. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
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