Florida State’s soccer fans are as passionate as those at any sport on campus.

And beginning this season they have a comfortable, shaded and reserved seat to help them enjoy games at the Seminole Soccer Complex even more.

“As we all know, being out here on an afternoon, Sunday afternoon match or Saturday afternoon match, it’s pretty hot,” FSU coach Mark Krikorian said. “Probably it’s a seat that a lot of people will look at very favorably and say, ‘OK, for the shade this seems worth it to me.’ 

“And we have such good crowds that probably having a reserved seat that they know they can count on and not have to get here so early for is probably something that folks look at in a favorable way.”

FSU has begun offering 150 reserved, chair-back seats for the 10-game home schedule. More than half of the seats, which are located to the right and left of the press box, have been purchased. Fans can call the FSU ticket office at 850-644-1830 for more information.

The seating is a welcome addition for a program that has been among the best in college soccer, capturing national titles in 2014 and 2018 as well as nine total College Cup (final four) appearances since Krikorian became FSU’s coach in 2005.

An entertaining, fast-paced style has been embraced by Tallahassee’s soccer community, which has watched some of the top players from around the state and world. The quality of players, the style and success, coupled with playing in one of the top women’s soccer conferences, has led to an enjoyable atmosphere.

Now, it’s even more fan-friendly.

“The fans are educated fans,” Krikorian said. “They’ve come to appreciate the quality that our kids bring but also the style of play that we bring. It seems like a win win.”