“We’re very close to the 80 percent completion mark, so we’re making excellent progress in preparation for the Scorpions’ first North American Soccer League (NASL) match April 13,” said Gordon Hartman, CEO of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and head of Soccer for a Cause. “Our focus now turns to the playing field and planting grass, which should be complete in 30 days, weather permitting. Then we can install the remaining seats on the north end of the stadium and enclose the entire field.”
The construction practice of “topping out” a new structure can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian practice of placing a tree on top of a new structure to mark significant progress, Hartman explained.
Located adjacent to Morgan’s Wonderland at Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive in the former Longhorn Quarry, Toyota Field is another outgrowth of Soccer for a Cause, the Hartman-led effort to bring pro soccer to San Antonio and generate net profits to help those with special needs via non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park that was designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for the enjoyment of everyone.
Howard Cornfield, Scorpions president and general manager, said 2013 season ticket and VIP suite sales have accelerated as the NASL season is now only 11 weeks away.
"Toyota Field will bring our fans right up close to the soccer action,” Cornfield said. “It’s a first-class facility that’s very affordable. More than half of the stadium seating is available at $20 or less per match.”
Fans interested in securing season tickets can call the Scorpions office at (210) 495-8686. Season-ticket information including views of the field from various areas of the stadium is available at www.SanAntonioScorpions.com.