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A HOME PITCH FOR SOCCER

Monterey Bay FC will play on the campus of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). The club is privately investing millions to upgrade existing facilities, including the renovation of Freeman Field on the historic campus.

Freeman Field was originally home to Fort Ord Warriors, a semi-pro football team made up of service members. It currently serves as the site for CSUMB commencements (prior to COVID19). It will continue to be a shared use facility in a private-public partnership between the CSUMB and Monterey Bay F.C.

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The CSUMB campus sits in the middle of the Monterey Peninsula, which features the coastal communities of Marina, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Seaside, Carmel and the Salinas Valley, and is less than a mile from the beach. Formerly the site of the decommissioned Army base Fort Ord, the site has undergone a transformation into a state-of-the-art campus that is also home to The Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

Stadium Key Features

Architect: HOK
Capacity: Approximately 6,000
Completion Date: March 2022

  • The North and South Seating Sections are lined at the top by the region’s iconic Monterey cypress trees
  • Supporter section behind the goal on the east-side
  • Designated sections for CSUMB students and general admission attendees on the East side
  • Seat-backs for portions of the North and South Seating Sections; updated bleacher seating for multiple sections
  • FIFA-approved turf
  • Merchandise and concessions
  • Premium seating area with hospitality and open-air seating
  • Addition of a Broadcast/Press Box at the top of the South Seating Section
  • Updates and renovations of the offices and field house which will house the home and away locker rooms and Monterey Bay FC HQ
  • Installation of four 90-foot high poles with broadcast sports lighting for nighttime matches