STATESBORO — The new Tormenta FC soccer stadium project is well underway after Mill Creek Construction broke ground in March.
“Everything is alive and well and moving,” said Darin Van Tassell, owner of the Clubhouse and South Georgia Tormenta FC.
The stadium is planned to be fully functional within the next year.
“I’d rather it be earlier in 2020 than later,” Van Tassell said.
The stadium’s seating capacity will be 5,300 and will have the ability to hold up to 14,000 people for concerts or other events.
Georgia Southern’s men and women’s soccer teams will also host games at the new stadium.
Nick Wells, a former GS mens soccer player, recent GS graduate and current player for Tormenta FC, is excited to play in the developing stadium.
“The stadium will create a true pro experience for fans and players and that alone will make it all worth it,” Wells said.
With a state of the art stadium coming to Statesboro, road and parking improvements will need to be made.
Old Register Road will be expanded to five lanes wide and completed with sidewalks and street lights and banners and bike lanes.
A new road, Tormenta Way, will have four lanes and two traffic lights that connect to Old Register and the Akins Boulevard extension.
The roads will be finished in mid to late December, according to Van Tassell.
“Shortly we will have some announcements of what the name of the stadium will be,” Van Tassell said.
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