Bowling Green State Women's Soccer Camps
Facilities and Directions
Cochrane Soccer Stadium
Mickey Cochrane Field, known nationally as one of the country's outstanding soccer facilities, has become even better over the last few years thanks in part to the three-phase project designed to enhance the current complex.
Just prior to the debut of the women's team, an upgrade to the field saw the contruction of 700 permenent seats on the west side of the main playing area. The stadium renovation project, financed entirely with private funds, was officially dedicated on September 10, 1995, prior to the men's soccer home opener. A spacious press box was finished a month later. With the addition of portable bleachers from the old grandstand, the complex can seat up to 1,500 spectators.
Phase 1 of the plan, which was finished in 1993, consisted of the main playing field being completely enclosed with fencing, landscaped with shrubbery, and decorated with signage. New flag staffs and team benches were also added over the course of the season.
Phase II began in 1994 with the installation of a new scoreboard and additional signage.
The field renovation project was originally concieved in 1988 by former Falcon men's head coach Gary Palmisano who passed away in December, 1994. Under his guidance, hard work, and patience, his vision became with the initiation of Phase I.
Cochrane Field, dedicated October 11, 1980, in honor of BGSU's first men's varsity soccer coach, has been the home of the Falcon men since 1966 and has also been the site of the United States Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program Region II camps eash of the last 18 years. The field was also the home of the Ohio-North Camp for the first time in the summer of 1997.
The Falcons definitely have an ideal situation for their players to improve their skills with the use of two ful-size fields and a small-sided training practice area. The programs also utilize the Field House and its 90-yard indoor turf room and 200-meter track wing for winter conditioning.
Prior to the 1997 campaign, a new practice field was added to the complex. That field was resodded and a sprinkler system was added in preparation for BGSU's inaugural season of women's soccer.
In 2005, Cochrane Field was the home of the MAC Women's Soccer Tournament's semifinal and championship rounds for the first time.
In 2007, BGSU hosted a MAC Tournament quarterfinal round game for the third consecutive year, defeating Eastern Michigan in overtime. The Falcons are now 3-1-2 in conference tournament games at Cochrane.
The Charles E. Perry Field House
The Charles E. Perry Field House is the indoor home of the Falcons track and field program. The Field House supports a 200-meter track and is supplied with the necessary equipment to support all field events as well.
In 1999, the women's team won their first Mid-American Conference title at Perry Field House and was host to the 2002 and 2006 Indoor MAC Championships.
Directions to BGSU
BGSU is located at Exit 181 of Interstate 75. U.S. Route 6 bypasses the south side of the city. Interstates 80 and 90 (the Ohio Turnpike) are only twenty minutes to the north; turnpike exit 64 provides the most direct route to the campus. Toledo Express Airport is about forty-five minutes northwest of campus.
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