Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Soccer Park
Built in 1987, Birmingham-Southern's soccer facility was officially named Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Soccer Park in the fall of 2013. The field was named in honor of long-time head coach Preston Goldfarb, who started the program in 1983 and built it from the ground up, as well as benefactor John Berylson, who donated $1 million to the college in 2013.
The park has served as the host field for numerous conference and regional soccer tournaments. In 1997 and 1998, BSC hosted the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championships, the first national championships held on the BSC campus. The facility was also honored with the opportunity to host the 2004 Big South Conference Men's Soccer Championships, as well as the 2011 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship, the 2012 Southern Athletic Association Men's Soccer Championship, and the 2013 SAA Women's Soccer Championship.
In 1998, a press box facility, which houses restrooms and storage space, as well has space for media facilities, was added.
With a seating capacity of approximately 1,000, the field also offers spacious grassy areas for families or students to enjoy a match. "The Hillside" has become a popular viewing point for BSC students and fans.
The immaculate field is considered to be one of the finest in the region and has served as the model of several college fields across the nation.
Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park, however, is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of facilities available to the Panther players for training, fitness and development. The Athletic Weight Training Facility is housed in the Striplin Sports Center and features state-of-the-art Cybex training equipment, as well as standard free weights.