Following a one-year agreement with the college, the state finals are scheduled to be played at Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium on Saturday, October 27.
The Class A boys’ state championship will begin at 10:30 am and will be followed by the Class A girls final at 1 p.m., the Class 2A boys at 3:30 p.m. and the Class 2A girls at 6 p.m.
The boys’ and girls’ soccer state finals had been played at Kuntz Memorial Stadium in Indianapolis since the tournament’s inception in 1994.
The stadium includes a newly installed FieldTurf Revolution surface that is FIFA and NCAA-compliant at 115 x 75 yards and is home to IUPUI’s men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Sandra Walter, who administers both state tournaments as IHSAA assistant commissioner, said everyone involved is excited about the soccer-specific facility and the fan-friendly surroundings there.
“For the first time, we will provide practice space for our state finalists prior to the tournament and with the change to a FIFA-approved synthetic surface, we feel that the new accommodations will be well received and prove beneficial to our state qualifiers,” she said.