St. Francis Soccer Coach: Brooklyn Bridge Park gives us a real home field advantage

St. Francis soccer coach Tom Giovatto said that the new fields at the Brooklyn Bridge Park will give the Terriers, "a real home field advantage." Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park via Facebook.

St. Francis soccer coach Tom Giovatto said that the new fields at the Brooklyn Bridge Park will give the Terriers, “a real home field advantage.” Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Bridge Park via Facebook.

The Eagle’s own John Torenli had a fantastic rundown on all of Brooklyn’s college soccer teams and how they’re doing so far this season for Thursday’s paper. You should read it, but one thing from the article that I wanted to highlight was the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Soccer coach Tom Giovatto discussing the new home field at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

“We can’t wait to play our first game at Brooklyn Bridge Park,” Giovatto told the Eagle. “The field has to be one of the most unique settings in all of college sports, but most importantly, it gives us an opportunity to finally have a real home field advantage. Our students and the St. Francis Brooklyn community can now walk just a few blocks from campus to watch us play.”

“I can’t think of a better way to kick-off a new year of Terrier Athletics,” St. Francis Brooklyn Athletic Director Irma Garcia stated.  “Brooklyn Bridge Park is a huge step for our men’s soccer program and I’m looking forward to watching our team compete at such a beautiful facility.  I hope our students and the Brooklyn Heights community will come out and support our team beginning on September 10.”

The quickly-evolving Brooklyn Bridge Park is becoming one of the biggest attractions in our borough and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a beautiful park with many amenities and an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. It’s hard to see how it can be anything but great for the Terriers as it will not only be a great place to play and will likely attract many spectators, but it should be a solid recruitment tool as well.

The Terriers will host their first game there against St. Peter’s University on Sept. 10 at 7:00 p.m. You’d better believe that the Eagle will be there for reports, photos and hopefully some video as well. So check back a week from today for that. Until then, look forward to this week’s Q&A with St. Francis Brooklyn’s Andy Cormack which will be published tomorrow around noon.