The National Premier Soccer League Tuesday announced the details for the 2021 NPSL National Semifinals that will be taking place on Saturday, July 31 at 7 p.m. ET.
Cleveland SC will host Denton Diablos FC at Baldwin Wallace University’s The George Finnie Stadium in Berea, Ohio.
In the other semifinal, FC Baltimore Christos will host Tulsa Athletic at CCBC Essex’s Stadium Turf Field in Baltimore, Md.
The George Finnie Stadium and Tressel Field is the home to Baldwin Wallace football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. The stadium was built in 1971 and has a capacity of 7,800. It was the first turfed surface utilized for football in the State of Ohio and one of the first in the United States.
During the summer of 2018, the playing surface was upgraded with a new state-of-the-art AstroTurf surface and with a safety pad to reduce concussions. In August of 2016, the construction of a new video scoreboard, which is one of the largest in all of NCAA Division III, was completed. In the summer of 2020, the track was upgraded with a new state-of-the-art Mondo Super X 720 surface installed by Kiefer U.S.A.
Finnie Stadium has hosted three NCAA Division III national championship track meets, numerous NCAA and Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff games as well as being the home field to Berea-Midpark High School. The Ohio Sports Festival/Ohio State Games have also used Finnie as both a regional and state championship site.
Tickets for Cleveland SC vs. Denton Diablos FC are $15 (general admission), $10 (supporter group), and free (youth under 12). Tickets for this match can be purchased online here. Local clubs or teams that want group pricing can contact the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Baltimore, CCBC Essex boasts one of the best turf-field stadiums in the Maryland JUCO Athletic Conference.
The 3,000 seat stadium hosts lacrosse, soccer, and track and field events, for the junior college, high school, and recreation levels. In addition, the field is lined for and plays host to a variety of football contests as well. Centralized in the seating area is a press box that not only houses public address announcers, but has roof top access for teams to film. The field is home to CCBC Essex men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
Tickets for FC Baltimore Christos vs. Tulsa Athletic are $15 (online) and $20 (at the gate). Tickets for this match can be purchased here.
Live streams for both matches can be found on Eleven Sports.