State Games 2011

Time to defend the gold!

United is back together and will defend the gold medal at the 2011 State Games of North Carolina in Advance, NC.  Below is all of the information you’ll need for the tournament.

Dates:  June 18, 19

Location:  BB&T Soccer Park, 5765 US Hwy 158 Advance NC 27006
Directions:  From Holly Springs via US 64/421:  64 west to 421 north.  Stay on 421 north through Winston-Salem.  Go to exit 188/238 – Interstate 40.  Take 40 west to exit 182/Harper Road.  Go south to US 158.    Go west/right.  The complex is on the opposite side of the Yadkin River.  Via I-40, go 40 west through Winston-Salem to exit 182/Harper Road and follow the instructions above.

A map to BB&T Soccer Park. The Hampton Inn and US 421 are two exits further east on 40.

Hotel:  We have a discounted block of rooms for us at the Hampton Inn Winston-Salem/Hanes Mall.  Address:  1990 Hampton Inn Ct. Winston-Salem,NC 27103; Phone: 336 760 1660.

**NOTE:  In order to get the State Games rate, you must book your rooms by June 8.  You can book by calling the hotel and referencing the HOLLY SPRINGS UNITED rate or by booking online.  If you book online, reference the Group Code HSUHX in the upper right hand corner of the Web page.  The discounted rate is $92/night.

We're staying at the Hampton inn Hanes Mall. To get to the fields, either take I 40 West or US 158/Stratford Road.

  United will practice at Lee Field on the campus of NC State University for two of our three practices/scrimmages. Lee Field is located in the middle of campus on Thurman Drive, directly between the baseball stadium and Sullivan Hall.  From Holly Springs, take US 1 north and exit at Western Blvd, headed toward NC State.  Go to Gorman Street and go left.  The next traffic light is Sullivan Drive.  Go right.  Go to the 4-way stop sign.  This is Varsity Drive (note:  while Varsity does hit Western, it’s closed between Western and Sullivan for construction).  Go left on Varsity Drive.  This will bring you between the tennis complex (left) and baseball stadium (right).  You’ll cross over two big speed bumps.  When you get to the top of the hill go right.  This is Thurman Drive and is really the only way to go as it looks like you’re in a parking lot.  Lee Field is on the right, directly past the baseball stadium, before the first residence hall.  It’s behind some trees.  If you hit a traffic light on Thurman Drive, you’ve gone too far.

Practice dates/times:
Tuesday June 7 and Thursday June 9, 6-7:30 at Lee Field
Third practice TBD and I’m working on a friendly

NOTE:  Bring your ball!  I donated all of my soccer equipment at the end of last season!!

A map to Lee Field. Western Blvd is on the bottom of the map. US 1 is off the map to the left.

Uniforms:  We’ll wear our United red uniforms.  I am working making sure that everyone who doesn’t have one will by our friendly.  A big thanks to Aaron, Declan, Nico and Wrenn for loaning their uniforms.

Saturday  9:45AM     United vs. Eagles
Saturday  12PM         Troutman Tornadoes vs. United
Sunday     9:45AM    United vs. Summersill United
Sunday    12PM        #3 points vs. #4 points (Bronze Medal Game)
Sunday       1:45PM    #1 points vs. #2 points (Gold Medal Game)
*All Games are on Field 3


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