The Al F. Caniglia Field on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus is a well recognized staple within the Omaha metro and now it has recieved national recognition.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently named Caniglia Field one of the top 11 places in the nation to experience college soccer. The recognition comes after the NCAA put a call out on Twitter asking fans for their favorite places to watch the sport.
Coaches Bob Warming and Tim Walters agreed that this recognition is a direct result of the vision that Vice Chancellor for Athletic Leadership and Management Trev Alberts, Associate Athletic Director Mike Kemp and Chancellor Emeritus John Christensen had when the Athletic program moved to Division I in 2011.
“Our soccer facilities, including Caniglia Field, are in the upper echelon of Division I athletics and provide an incredible on-campus atmosphere for students and fans in Omaha,” Walters said. “Caniglia Field has been a great tool to help us draw students from all over the country.”
Caniglia Field was renovated in 2013 to become a state-of-the-art soccer pitch. With a unique infill made of ground up cork and coconut husks, it was granted the prestigious FIFA Recommended 2-Star certification. Only four other synthetic turf fields in the U.S. currently hold that certification.
“To be selected as one of the top places out of the over 500 men and women’s Division I soccer programs in the country is terrific,” Warming said. “We are certainly proud that this is our competitive home.”
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.