OSU announces plans for $20 million upgrade to soccer stadium

27 April 2017

The Oklahoma State women's soccer team will have a revamped facility by 2018, according to a video released by OSU Athletics on Wednesday morning.

The complex will be at same site of the Cowgirl Soccer Complex, which will host the Cowgirls' games in 2017 while under construction. The video shows coach Colin Carmichael and associate head coach Jason Elkington discussing the upgraded stadium, which they hope will have a "European" feel. The facility will feature enhanced seating sections, suites and recreational areas. The bleachers on the east side of the field, as well as the field itself, will remain the same.

The project will cost $20 million, according to its website. The upgraded stadium will be named for OSU graduate Neal Patterson, the benefactor. Patterson is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cerner Corporation and is a co-founder of Sporting Club, which purchased the Sporting KC, a Major League Soccer franchise in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2006.