Georgia State Soccer Teams Enjoying Success at New Downtown Home ATLANTA — As the Georgia State men’s and women’s soccer teams get ready for the back halves of their 2021 schedules, they’re making the most of their brand-new home pitch. Opened in August in time for the teams to host their first exhibition matches of the season, Georgia State soccer’s new home is the renovated former practice field of the Panthers football team. The facility includes a playing field, locker rooms, a training area and team meeting rooms for both squads. Moving into the complex at 188 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from their former home in Decatur is another step toward bringing Georgia State athletics closer to downtown from their far-flung outposts around the Atlanta area. The new soccer facility is just a few blocks northeast of the Summerhill neighborhood, which is home to Georgia State’s Center Parc Stadium, the Panthers’ football venue. Just north of Center Parc Stadium, the former home of Atlanta Braves baseball, Georgia State is constructing a multiuse convocation center, which will be the new home of Panthers basketball when it’s complete next summer. Georgia State also has plans for a baseball and softball park on the footprint of the former Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, between Center Parc Stadium and the convocation center site. “The idea is creating an athletics neighborhood,” Georgia State Athletics Director Charlie Cobb said. “If we can bring the facilities where our kids practice and compete closer to campus, it gives us a chance to build fan support from our students, faculty and staff. I think on any campus, athletics plays a big part in student engagement and certainly making it convenient for kids to come to games and providing them an opportunity to enjoy the experience is something we’re about and really interested in accomplishing.” So far this season, the men’s soccer team (7-2) has hosted three matches on its new pitch, including Saturday’s 2-1 win over Wofford. They’re back at home Oct. 12 against East Tennessee State. “This is such an incredible facility for our soccer programs,” men’s soccer head coach Brett Surrency said. “Big thanks to our administration and operations staff for the vision and execution of putting together such an elite complex, right in the middle of downtown Atlanta.” The Georgia State women (7-3-2) are looking forward to a three-match homestand to start the next month as they host Coastal Carolina Oct. 1, Troy Oct. 3 and South Alabama Oct. 8. “This facility is a massive step forward for our program,” women’s soccer head coach Ed Joyce said. “It allows us to really embrace what we are: an urban campus in the middle of one of the fastest growing cities in the country.” We are proud to have been part of this amazing team with FS360, Slam Collaborative and PTurf bringing new life back to the athletic facility. Thank you GSU Athletics and Kevin Payne for giving us the opportunity to be part of such a multifaceted project. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with GSU.
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The LEFKO Team spent quality time with Georgia State University project managers, directors, and consultants to successfully complete 7 projects from spring through fall. They worked on converting an old football practice facility into the new Men’s and Women’s Soccer Training and Match Facility, strategic renovations to the campus 911 Call Center, and renovations to a science lab and dining hall just to name a few. See what some of the project managers, directors, and design consultants had to say about or team. Georgia State Athletics and Georgia State Soccer could not be more pleased with LEFKO Constructionʼs work during the conversion of our football practice facility into our new Menʼs and Womenʼs Soccer Training and Match Facility. This transformation is a game changer for our teams… LEFKO…was very responsive and willing to make adjustments on the fly as needed. --- PATRICK HATCHER - Associate AD – Facilities & Operations | Georgia State University The SLAM team truly enjoyed working alongside the LEFKO team on the Georgia State University Soccer Complex renovation project. Their project managers’ responsive and proactive approach led to a smooth and successful project. LEFKO was a great teammate to deliver Georgia State’s vision in a timely and resourceful manner. --- EMILY BURTON - The S/L/A/M Collaborative “…the superintendent and project manager assigned to my second project with Lefko were excellent to work with… their communication was clear and timely throughout the project. I sincerely hope to continue working with LEFKO again in the future. --- NIKKI PORTER - Senior Construction Manager I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation to Lefko Construction for providing such exemplary work completing the new Georgia State University Police Department’s 911 Center. I’ve been extremely pleased with the work production, professional demeanor and quality work provided by Lefko. Your team took the time to listen to my design ideas, concerns, and always treated me as a valuable partner on this project! --- ANGELIA H. JENNINGS - 911 Police Communications Director LEFKO takes pride in building trust in our client relationships. We do this through our commitment to communication, efficient scheduling and our project know-how to deliver on time and on budget. Because Trust Matters.
We are proud to announce Giuseppe Ceccarelli, our Estimating Manager, has received his master’s degree in Construction Project Management from the University of Zulia, Faculty of Architecture and Design. His thesis, ASSESSMENT OF PERSONNEL PERFORMANCE IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, was well received by the faculty and he graduated Summa Cum Laude of his class. Giuseppe’s Insight: Completing this master's degree has helped me better understand key elements that enable success in today’s complex work environment. One of the main factors that drives success in any type of construction project is “constant project control". Our Estimating Team: Giuseppe has been a valuable part of our team and has helped LEFKO secure more projects. His natural ability of working with numbers and communicating with numerous subcontractors has energized our estimating process.