Public Recreation Unlimited is making progress on Rabobank Stadium Construction

In the fundraising homestretch, donations are still needed to complete the Project!

Salinas, CA-February 13, 2013- Public Recreation Unlimited (PRU) broke ground on Rabobank Stadium at the Salinas Sports Complex in August 2012. Throughout the winter, crews have been working diligently to dig the hole that will house the 11 feet below grade field, construct the field house and much more. While progress is going well and the project is on track to be completed by the end of August 2013, funds are still needed to meet the $7 million budget. PRU has raised over $6 million in private cash and in-kind donations to date. For a list of donors, please visit the “Project Donors” tab on To donate to the project or schedule a site visit and interview, please contact Warren Wayland at 831-759-6300.

Progress photos can be found on Facebook at


About The Stadium:

The stadium will feature a bowl design with the playing surface 11 feet below the natural elevation. The field itself will be a synthetic turf surface and will be built to NCAA regulations.

The seating configuration will feature 3,500 seats on the home side of which 544 will be stadium seating. The visitor’s side will have seating for 1,500.

Other enhancements include a 3,000 square foot field house, two separate entrances, a barbecue and concession area, state of the art, full color video scoreboard and announcer/coaches booth.

This facility will be a premier sports venue for the City ofSalinasand provide opportunities to engage youth in positive activities. Potential uses for this facility include: professional and youth soccer, high school all-star and league play games for both football and soccer, Junior College all star games, Junior College bowl games, football and soccer clinics and it will serve as the home field for bothPalmaandNorthSalinasHigh Schoolfootball teams. The stadium will be used by the adjacent Boys and Girls Club, allowing for the club to increase its capacity by 40%.

A Salinas Valley Athletic Hall of Fame recognition area has been incorporated into the entry plaza. The first Hall of Fame induction event is tentatively scheduled for Friday August 31st and the Opening Day of Rabobank Stadium will be Saturday September 7th. More information and details about both events will be announced this Summer.

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