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.