CIAC, Hartford Athletic agree to host state soccer championship games through 2024

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The Hartford Athletic announced Wednesday that Trinity Health Stadium will continue to host the CIAC state boys and girls soccer championship games through the 2024 season. It is a three-year extension.

Formerly Dillon Stadium, Trinity Health Stadium hosted all eight CIAC championship soccer games to conclude the 2021 season. This year's state finals will be held Nov.19-20.

“The CIAC has been a wonderful partner and we are thrilled to be able to make Trinity Health Stadium the home of the Boys and Girls Soccer State Championships for the next three seasons,” John Ponziani, the vice president of marketing and communications for Hartford Athletic, said in a release. “Much like Mohegan Sun Arena for basketball, we are very excited to have Trinity Health Stadium be synonymous with championship soccer. We cannot wait to see the state’s top teams take the field in just a few weeks.” 

Trinity Health Stadium hosted four state soccer finals in 2019.

“Following the success of the 2021 CIAC soccer championships, it was clear that both the CIAC and Hartford Athletic were interested in continuing their partnership. Forming an agreement to host CIAC championships is easy when there is mutual interest and shared values for education-based interscholastic athletics," CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini said. "Securing a multi-year contract with Trinity Health Stadium provides CIAC soccer teams with the inspiration to play at a professional facility and promotes the best in Connecticut soccer for years to come."