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The House That Steve Built: Negoesco Stadium

History. Tradition. When it comes to soccer, nothing represents these two things in San Francisco like Negoesco Field on the beautiful University of San Francisco campus.

The stadium is sunken down from the road, and makes you feel as if you are walking into an undiscovered part of San Francisco. Surrounded by Cypress trees, and with views of USF's domed Cathedral, St. Ignatius, to the east and views of the rolling hills and ocean to the west, it is a picturesque setting for a match.

Negoesco isn't just a place of beauty and splendor, but a history and tradition of being a go-to location for some of San Francisco's biggest events.

It has been host to major professional soccer events, such as the US Open Cup match between the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy in 2001, with the Quakes winning an exciting match 1-0. The Earthquakes also hosted a 2003 International friendly with Shanghai Shenhua, a team from the Chinese Super League.

The University of San Francisco men's and women's soccer teams have made history at Negoesco as well. Between the two programs, the stadium boasts six national championships, two national runners-up banners and banners celebrating the 30 times the programs have been to the NCAA Tournament, as well as the nine appearances in the College Cup. One should not ignore the banner that features the 41 NSCAA All-Americans who have played for the Dons.

Fans can also be a part of history in another sense, by supporting the Women's Premier Soccer League, as sports continues to be a vehicle for leveling the playing field. Come to historic Negoesco Field to support San Francisco Elite Soccer Club and support women's sports.

Geographically located in the heart of San Francisco, and home to San Francisco Elite Soccer Club, this family friendly field and sport celebrates the best of what soccer means in the City of San Francisco.

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