Flames Field: Home To UIC Soccer
Dec. 11, 2012
CHICAGO - The UIC men's and women's soccer programs call Flames Field home. The facility that showcases the Chicago skyline opened during the fall of1996 and underwent renovations, such as additional seating and lights in 2006.
Flames Field is considered to be one of the finest collegiate soccer fields in the Chicago area. The natural-grass and regulation-size field is located on the south end of the UIC campus, directly behind the Physical Education Building and was built specifically for varsity soccer.
Permanent bleacher seating for 1,000 fans is located on the east side of the field, while the facility also includes a concession stand, an electronic scoreboard, a public address system, a press box and a fence surrounding the pitch.
In addition to the lights and seating that were added in 2006, the field now features flags raised above the bleachers that represent the nations of origin of each Flames soccer student-athlete.
Flames Field is part of a nine-million dollar complex, including baseball and softball stadiums, tennis courts, four intramural multi-purpose fields, four sand volleyball courts and a lighted 7/8-mile jogging path surrounding the complex.