The 2011 season marks the 16th year that the Southern Miss Soccer Complex has been the home of the Golden Eagle track and field and soccer programs.
The Golden Eagles began playing at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex in 1997, when the sport was created as a varsity sport. The Lady Eagles have a 44-46-7 record (.454) at the complex entering this season.
Southern Miss hosted McNeese State in its first home match on Sept. 5, 1997, and won 4-0, before a crowd of 144. In 2006, the Golden Eagles set a home attendance record of 469 against East Carolina on Oct. 16, 2005, breaking the previous high of 461 against Mississippi State on Nov. 2, 2003.
In 2010, the Golden Eagles set a new pair of top five attendance marks at the complex when they played host to conference rival Houston and in-state foe Jackson State. Against the Cougars, 337 fans watched the Golden Eagles draw the game even with late heroics from Southern Miss.
The complex, which consists of a track, soccer field, press box and storage facilities, has bleacher seating for approximately 850 and is regarded as one of the top facilities in the state. The complex is also equipped with a state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard. New for the 2011 season is the addition of air conditioned locker rooms for the Golden Eagles.
Groundbreaking on the facility began in the spring of 1995 and the track neared completion in the fall of 1996. Improvements on the track and soccer field are continuously being made in order to help it become one of the top facilities in the conference.