Dalzell Field To Host Inaugural Union Season
Union Dubuque F.C. announced today that the club will use the Dubuque Community School District’s Dalzell Field at Dubuque Senior High School as their home for the Spring 2018 UPSL Season.
Manager Jon Denham expressed enthusiasm about the agreement, saying “Playing at Dalzell Field is a great opportunity for our club. It offers tremendous amenities due to the recent renovations and is in a great, central location in Dubuque. With the support of the soccer fans and families in and around Dubuque, I believe we can create a genuine home-field advantage here.”
Club president Cliff Conrad agreed with Denham, noting that the venue will well serve the needs of fans and players alike.
Dalzell Field recently underwent major renovations in 2012 to make it into a 21st century facility. The seating areas and playing surface were completely rebuilt. The two-tiered main stand now boasts a capacity of over 3,500, and a new artificial turf surface was laid.
Amy Hawkins, Director of Activities and Athletics for the Dubuque Community School District welcomed the club, saying "The Dubuque Community School District is always excited to have opportunities to share our facilities with the community. We welcome Union Dubuque and wish them great success."
The historic venue is named after Wilbur Dalzell, an American football coach from Dubuque from the mid-20th century. One of Dalzell’s players at Senior High School, Jay Berwanger, would go on to become the first-ever winner of the Heisman Trophy, awarded annually since 1936 to the most valuable player in collegiate American football, and subsequently became the first-ever player drafted into the National Football League.
More information about the club's schedule and tickets will be released soon.