Grand Opening scheduled for Goodman Pitch-East

Though it has already seen plenty of action since opening for use in the spring, the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Pitch-East will be officially unveiled with a ceremonial grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The new home for Madison College men's and women's soccer will host a doubleheader with a special ceremony between matches. Highlighting the symbolic ceremony will be a gift presentation to E.G. Schramka, executive director of the Goodman Foundation, which donated $6.7 million to renovate the college's existing softball and soccer fields to create the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Sports Complex.

The WolfPack men’s soccer team open North Central Community College Conference (N4C) at 4 p.m. against Joliet Junior College, with the ceremony following at 5:45 p.m. The nightcap will also feature the WolfPack women’s soccer team welcoming rivals, Rock Valley College, in their first match at the new venue. The men defeated Malcolm X College 2-1 in their home opener earlier this week. The ceremony will include both teams as well as Madison College representatives.

Fans attending either of the games will receive a voucher for free admission to any 2017 WolfPack soccer match. All fans will also have an opportunity to attempt a penalty kick on the new 100 percent synthetic playing surface during halftime of each game.

General Admission ticket prices are: 

  • Adults (18+): $4
  • Students (11-17): $2
  • Children (10 and under): Free
  • Free Admission for Madison College students with a valid OneCard





Published August 25, 2017. Updated September 1, 2017.