South Fork Soccer Park

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South Fork Soccer Park in April 2008

The SOCA-ACAC South Fork Soccer Park is home to the headquarters of SOCA, and is the location of some of the fields used for home games by SOCA teams. It is located in northeastern Albemarle County, north of the city of Charlottesville. [1]


The Albemarle Board of Supervisors approved a special use permit to allow the South Fork complex to be established on the flood plain of the Rivanna River at its September 9, 1998 meeting. The approval included an accommodation for a future county canoe launch/park along a greenway to be accessed via the facility.[2]

SOCA applied for a special use permit that would allow the park to be expanded along another section of Polo Grounds Road.[3] SOCA wanted four soccer fields and a parking lot to be built on an 80 acre parcel between US 29 and the Montgomery Ridge neighborhood.[3] Opponents are concerned about the additional traffic that would be caused by cars driving to and from the soccer fields.[3] Also that the fields are located on a flood plain in a rural area.[3]

Supervisors approved the request in September 2012. [4]


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°05′45″N 78°26′31″E / 38.095833°N -78.442029°W / 38.095833; --78.442029


  1. Web. Location and directions to fields used by SOCA, retrieved March 19, 2012.
  2. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, 9 Sept 1998, retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Web. Decision on new soccer fields deferred, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 20 June 2012, retrieved February 15, 2018.
  4. Web. Albemarle Supervisors approve second Polo Grounds Road soccer facility, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 14, 2012, retrieved February 15, 2018.

External Links

SOCA website