Waynedale Soccer Field


Construction of the field in 1996

The Waynedale Soccer Field is one of the premier high school soccer facilities in the state. The Southeast Soccer Club and the Waynedale Athletic Booster Club provided the funding for the field. Funds were raised in memory of Bryan Hershberger a young Waynedale athlete who passed away following a heart transplant. The field was dedicated to his memory on June 3, 1997. The Wayne/Holmes Senior High School All Star Game followed which raised money for the Ronald McDonald House of the Cleveland Clinic.

The Southeast Soccer Club and  soccer parents also paid for the underground irrigation that waters the field when necessary. 

In 1998 a Musco lighting system was installed allowing night games. The board provided the lights and the poles with a state energy grant while wire and  the installation was performed by Wayendale Soccer  parents under the leadership of Rod Stefano. An electronic scoreboard was also added in 1999.

In the Fall of 1999 additions to the soccer field continued. The Southeast Soccer Club donated the money for deluxe player benches that were constructed by the parents.

The Soccer Parents Raffle raised money for a sound system.

The Waynedale Athletic Booster Club and the Soccer Parents Raffle purchased the "Soccer Shack" that serves as the press box and storage facility.and now serves as the concession stand.  

World Cup Soccer goals were purchased with funds provided by the Southeast Soccer Club.

In 2005 and 2006 the new Press Box was built by the Booster Club with contributions by the Boys Soccer team.  Dough Hradek directed as well as spent many hours constructing this valuable addition to the facility.  The "Soccer Shack" was moved across the field and turned into the concession stand