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GARETH ELLIOTT SOCCER ACADEMY

Facilities/Directions


URI Soccer Complex

The URI Soccer Complex, which has been the home of University of Rhode Island soccer since 1976, is one of the finest collegiate soccer facilities in the Atlantic 10 and Northeast Region. The playing surface has been completely re-graded with 400 cubic yards of soil and re-sodded to give the Rams a flat playing surface. New bleachers were installed to replace the old iron and wooden structure and 12 handicap seats were added, bringing the capacity to 2,000.

The project was a combination of anonymous donors, the Rhode Island Ram Athletic Association and boosters of the soccer program. The men's and women's soccer teams were involved in the demolition of the former stands and construction of the foundation on which the current bleachers rest.
 
Fiore Industries donated concrete for the construction and Cullion Concrete donated labor. Mooresfield Builders oversaw the project and John Pasture was the project manager for the foundation. H. Charles Tapalian donated the funding for the bleachers which were constructed by Seating Solutions. Lalham Excavators and URI grounds superintendent Charlie Hovanesian also helped with the project.
 
The turf for the field was provided by URI alumnus Dave Wallace at cost and was installed by Kingston Turf and Brian Bouchard, with URI professor Dr. Richard Sullivan providing consulting.
 
Previous improvements to the URI Soccer Complex include the addition of lights in 1996 and a sprinkler system in 2003. Once additional fundraising goals have been met, permanent dugouts for the home and visiting teams will be constructed as well as a new, three-level press box along the north sideline, overlooking the soccer field and also serving as a filming deck for both soccer games and football practices.
 
The URI Soccer Complex has hosted 10 different Atlantic 10 Championship (Men: 1991, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2009; Women: 1996, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2016), in addition to NCAA Men's Tournament games in 1996 and 2000.
 

Directions to the URI Soccer Complex, URI Softball Complex, Ryan Center, and Meade Stadium:

Please note these directions will take you to the main entrance (north side) of the Ryan Center which is home of the main ticketing (Box Office) and will call windows.

From Newport:
Take Route -138 West towards Jamestown and New York. Merge onto Route 1 South. Then Take a right onto Route -138 W. Follow route 138 West for approximately 5 miles. Right onto Plains Rd. and follow signs to Parking.

From the North:
Take I-95 South. Take Exit #9 a Left exit to route 4 South towards Newport/South County. Merge onto RI-4 South. Take Exit #5B Route 102 towards Exeter. Take a Left at the second traffic light onto South County Trail - Route 2. Follow route 2 for approximately 7 miles. Take a left at the traffic light onto route-138W/Kingstown Rd. At your second traffic light take a left onto Plains Rd. and follow signs to Parking.

From the South:
Take 95 North. Get off at exit #3A Route 138 East towards Kingston and Newport. Follow Route RI-138West/Kingstown Rd. for approximately 8 miles. Take a Left onto Plains Rd. and follow signs to Parking.


Directions to the Tuckertown Park Facility, Tuckertown Park, Tuckertown Road

From Points West:
Take I 95, Exit 3. Rt. 138 east about 10 miles to first traffic light. Take Rt. 110 south 3 miles to flashing light. Turn left onto Tuckertown Road. Park will be 1,000 feet straight ahead on your right.

From Points North:
Take Route I 95 South to Exit 9 which will be Route 4 (left hand exit). Route 4 will merge and become Route 1. Follow Route 1 to Route 110 North Exit. Take right on Tuckertown Park Rd. (yellow blinking light). 1,000 feet to park entrance on your right.

From Points South:
Take I 95 North to Exit 92, right at end of exit. Follow this road until you see Rt. 78 on your right (about 1 mile). Take Rt. 78 to the end, take a left hand turn onto Rt. 1 (you will see Stop & Shop to your left). Follow Rt. 1 for about 20 minutes until you see sign for Rt. 110 North, which will be a left hand exit. You must turn left to get to 110 North exit in a legal U-Turn lane. Take exit Rt. 110 North. Take right on Tuckertown Park Rd. (yellow blinking light). 1,000 feet to park entrance on your right
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