Morrone Stadium at the Rizza Family Soccer Complex

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Former UConn men's soccer student-athlete Tony Rizza '87 has committed a total of $8 million to transform the soccer complex and build a brand-new-state-of the art soccer stadium on the Storrs campus.

The new facility will be built on the site of the current Joseph J. Morrone Stadium and will bear the same name. This overall soccer complex, which will include a new stadium as well as existing training grounds and practice field adjacent to the stadium, will be named the Rizza Family Soccer Complex in recognition of this transformative gift.

The Husky men's and women's soccer teams are perennial powerhouses in the sport, and the teams draw large crowds to Morrone Stadium. The Husky men's soccer team has won three national championships and the UConn women's soccer team has appeared in the NCAA tournament in 29 or the past 33 years, with trips to two national championship games and seven national semifinals.

As part of his commitment, $5 million is a challenge match to the entire UConn community to transform Morrone Stadium. UConn student-athletes rise to the challenge every day, both on the field and in the classroom. Help us rise to the challenge by creating a stadium that matches the success of the UConn soccer program. Learn more about Rizza's gift on UConn Today.

"This gift is my way of recognizing coaches, faculty, and campus staff who helped me while I was at UConn and it's a small way of saying thank you. My experience at UConn and, more specifically, with the men's soccer program provided me with important life skills that have helped me succeed in my career."

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