Construction Underway at New Athletics Venue
Madison, Wis. (June 23, 2020) - Construction at the new home for the Men’s And Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse programs is now underway at Reddan Field in Verona. The new venue, which features a unique partnership between Edgewood College and the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA), is expected to be ready for action by August 15.
“This is incredibly exciting for Edgewood College and the student-athletes who can call this home,” Al Brisack, Director of Athletics, said. “Having one location for practices and competitions will be a much-earned treat after utilizing seven different facilities over the last few years. Making this commitment through a partnership with MAYSA is an added bonus. Our missions align and a lot of young people are going to benefit by the space itself, and by the daily presence of our student-athletes who are amazing sport ambassadors and role-models. We can’t wait for this beautiful facility to be the backdrop for us to showcase our historically successful soccer teams and the region’s only collegiate lacrosse teams.”
“This project is emblematic of not only the College’s commitment to community, but of MAYSA’s commitment as well,” Chris Lay, Executive Director of MAYSA, said. “Our members are very excited. And it has struck me that Edgewood College alumni are extremely active in our organization as coaches, administrators, club leaders and enthusiastic parents. Our organization, and now our facility, have benefited from Edgewood College. We are extremely grateful.” MAYSA will use the facility to expand tournament offerings and league play, May added.
The new facility will be a second home for more than 100 student-athletes each year, providing the Edgewood College Eagles a true home turf. The Eagles also plan to operate youth athletics camps at Reddan.
The new Reddan pitch will impact thousands of young athletes in the Greater Madison area, and beyond. When not in use by the Eagles student-athletes, MAYSA anticipates being able to host more matches, tournaments, and league games due to the durability of the new turf playing surface, lighting, and seating for spectators.
A dedication and opening celebration is planned for October 2020.