Wright National Soccer Campus

The Oneonta Soccer Club is fortunate to call the Wright National Soccer Campus our home. The campus is managed by the OSC and is available for outside use.

The Wright National Soccer Campus has hosted

  • United States Men’s and Women’s Olympic Soccer Teams
  • Numerous Hall of Fame Induction matches
  • NCAA Division I Tournament Games
  • New York State Public High School Championships
  • Youth tournaments and much more!

Campus Amenities

  • The campus includes four professionally maintained 120x75 yard natural grass playing surfaces (fields reconfigured for younger ages)
  • Bleachers and team benches on each field
  • Handicap accessible onsite restroom facilities – NO port-a-johns at this facility!
  • Fully stocked food concessions
  • Ample parking very close to fields
View of Wright National Soccer Campus from above
View of Wright National Soccer Campus from directly overhead
Another overhead view of Wright National Soccer Campus
Another overhead view of Wright National Soccer Campus

HISTORY OF THE CAMPUS

In 1983 a feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the concept of a National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Oneonta, NY. The conclusion of that study, was that it could be successful. In the late 1980’s a permanent location for the Hall of Fame was selected. That location, being what we now call the Wright National Soccer Campus. The Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame at the time wanted to create more than just a stale museum but a rather museum surrounded by activity. Thus the concept of the Wright National Soccer Campus was born.

The people of Oneonta and surrounding communities embraced the concept. In 1986 local funds were raised and 61.9 acres were purchased from New York State Electric and Gas on the west end of Oneonta. In 1988 construction began first by logging and then site preparation by the New York State Army National Guard. The campus fields, access road and West parking lot were created in 1989 with generous local support.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Oneonta, NY closed it’s doors in the Fall of 2009.

On February 3, 2011 ownership of the 61.9 acre site (including the buildings on the site) were sold from the National Soccer Hall of Fame to the Otsego County Development Corporation (OCDC). Part of the agreement stipulated the OCDC would maintain the playing fields for 5 years. It is the goal of the Oneonta Soccer Club to preserve and utilize the Wright National Soccer Campus in perpetuity.

View of Wright National Soccer Campus from above
View of Wright National Soccer Campus from directly overhead
Another overhead view of Wright National Soccer Campus
Another overhead view of Wright National Soccer Campus