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Photos: Community celebrates Aldo Santaga Stadium and Kress Family Outdoor Recreation Complex

The community celebrated the grand opening of the newly-constructed Kress Family Outdoor Recreation Complex, Friday, August 24, 2018. The evening included a welcome back to the 1978 team, an all-soccer alumni reunion, a tailgate enjoyed by members of the four campus communities, donors and community members and a first kick by field namesake, Phoenix Hall of Fame Coach Aldo Santaga. The men played Hartford to a 1-1 tie. Enjoy a gallery of the pre-game activities and game action. Read about the return to campus by Mike Steavpack ’82, the first “voice of Phoenix soccer.”

See more photos from pregame, including a packed-room panel discussion about the history of Phoenix soccer. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr.

– Photos by Donna Mleziva, Marketing and University Communication and photographer Mike Roemer ’86