Wright National Soccer Campus
The Oneonta Soccer Club is fortunate to call the Wright National Soccer Campus our home. The campus is managed by the OSC and is available for outside use.
The Wright National Soccer Campus has hosted
United States Men’s and Women’s Olympic Soccer Teams
Numerous Hall of Fame Induction matches
NCAA Division I Tournament Games
New York State Public High School Championships
Youth tournaments and much more!
The campus includes four professionally maintained 120x75 yard natural grass playing surfaces (fields reconfigured for younger ages)
Bleachers and team benches on each field
Handicap accessible onsite restroom facilities – NO port-a-johns at this facility!
Fully stocked food concessions
Ample parking very close to fields
HISTORY OF THE CAMPUS
In 1983 a feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the concept of a National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Oneonta, NY. The conclusion of that study, was that it could be successful. In the late 1980’s a permanent location for the Hall of Fame was selected. That location, being what we now call the Wright National Soccer Campus. The Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame at the time wanted to create more than just a stale museum but a rather museum surrounded by activity. Thus the concept of the Wright National Soccer Campus was born.
The people of Oneonta and surrounding communities embraced the concept. In 1986 local funds were raised and 61.9 acres were purchased from New York State Electric and Gas on the west end of Oneonta. In 1988 construction began first by logging and then site preparation by the New York State Army National Guard. The campus fields, access road and West parking lot were created in 1989 with generous local support.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Oneonta, NY closed it’s doors in the Fall of 2009.
On February 3, 2011 ownership of the 61.9 acre site (including the buildings on the site) were sold from the National Soccer Hall of Fame to the Otsego County Development Corporation (OCDC). Part of the agreement stipulated the OCDC would maintain the playing fields for 5 years. It is the goal of the Oneonta Soccer Club to preserve and utilize the Wright National Soccer Campus in perpetuity.
In addition to soccer activities the campus is available for alternative uses. In the past concerts have been hosted on the Campus.
To host your event at Wright National Soccer Campus, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRIGHT NATIONAL SOCCER CAMPUS
35 Browne Street
Oneonta, NY 13820