Three years ago, Spalding University dared to be bold. Dared to dream that seven and a half acres on the Ninth Street corridor could be something other than a deserted, aging concrete remnant long abandoned. Spalding’s athletic field complex will elevate the SoBro revitalization initiative and increase community awareness regarding brownfield sites and redevelopment. The complex will provide home fields for Spalding's men's and women's soccer and softball teams and will create the opportunity to add new sports programs, such as lacrosse, in the future. In addition, this project will inform community leadership that there is an institutional interest in future development of the neighborhood while serving as a model for other cities that pursue projects focused on sustainability and environmentally sensitive design. Dream with us.
Reenvisioning 9th Street"[The] athletic fields project is clearly a major win-win not only for Spalding and the neighborhood, but for the entire community as a whole." - Greg Fischer, Mayor, Metro Louisville
Reaching new goals"It’s just going to help the overall student-athlete experience... It will bring [students] closer to the university... to have a facility they can call home." - Adam Boyer, men's soccer coach