West Campus Field
One of the most imposing home fields in all of college soccer, UAB's West Campus Field has served as the home of the Blazer men's soccer team since 1993 and the women's soccer team since its inaugural season in 1996.
Prior to the 1998 season, the facility received several improvements, including stadium seating. The permanent seating -- which holds 1,500 spectators -- pushed the maximum capacity of West Campus Field to more than 2,500.
The facility was expanded in 1999 to include a practice field behind the game surface. This, along with other major structural improvements, has given UAB one of the best overall soccer facilities in Conference USA.
West Campus Field has seen championship play as UAB hosted NCAA tournament matches in 1999, 2006 and 2011. The Blazers also hosted the 1999 and 2007 Conference USA Championships and the 1994 Great Midwest Conference Championship. Additionally, the men's C-USA Championship returns to West Campus Field in 2012.
The field has also received international attention as the United States Men's National Team trained at WCF and took on the Blazer men's soccer team in a scrimmage in the spring of 2000. UAB became the first ever-collegiate program to scrimmage the full National Team.
The Blazers took on the U.S. U-17 squad in an exhibition match in 2004 as well, while the UAB women's team has previously hosted the Mexico U-20 team in exhibition play.
West Campus Field was also the sight for the U.S. National Team's training for their 2005 World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala. The UAB men's team also hosted the Colorado Rapids in an exhibition game in the spring of 2005.
Additionally, the Blazers have been one of the top draws in NCAA men's soccer. A stadium-record 3,481 fans packed the facility for an exhibition contest against Clemson on Aug. 22, 2009, while a regular-season record 3,141 fans witnessed a regular-season contest against Clemson on Aug. 27, 2011.
The UAB women's team finished 10th in the NCAA in average home attendance in its first season of competition in 1996.