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Kris’s Meadow – Wilson Phoenix


Photos by Richard Smith , Stadium Journey


Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 2.57

Kris’s Meadow Chambersburg, PA 17201


Year Opened: unknown

Capacity: 500

 

Phoenix Rising

Wilson College is a private liberal arts college located in Chambersburg, PA. that almost closed in 1979 but ended up staying open. Until 2014, Wilson was an all women’s college but became coed that year. The college is known for its Single Parent Scholars program, which allows single parents to bring their children to live with them on campus. A little over 1,000 total students attend Wilson.


Their sports teams are the Phoenix and the soccer team plays at idyllic Kris’ Meadow. They are a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). Wilson has six women’s sports teams and five men’s sports teams.


The sign at the field also refers to it as the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Soccer Field but we could find very little other references to that title. A few health care resources in the area are also named after Rhonda Brake Shreiner who lost her battle with cancer in 1999. She must have had a connection to Wilson College sports.


Food & Beverage 0

There is no permanent food stand open for soccer games. There may be stands open for certain games as there is a concession stand located at the softball field right next door.


Atmosphere 2

To get to Kris’ Meadow you will need to drive down a very small rural road that goes through a farm. Once it looks like you have gone too far and are on private property there is a good bet that you are actually there. There is a small parking lot right by the field.


The field is down a slight hill from the parking lot. Many people will watch from the end lines at the top of that hill. The only other seating area is an extremely small metal grandstand along the sideline. Best bet is to bring your own chair to watch the game.


You will not get much else in atmosphere at Kris’ Meadow, but the pretty farm setting is pretty okay on its own.


Neighborhood 3

Chambersburg is a nice little town located just to the north of the Maryland and Pennsylvania border. There are a few food and drink options in the immediate vicinity.


You can’t go wrong with the Roy Pitz Brewing Company or the Copper Kettle. There are other options as it is a fairly busy area with quite a few variety of places to go. Nearby Shippensburg or Hagerstown in Maryland, also each have many options.


Fans 3

As with most small college fields, the bulk of the fans tend to be family or friends of both teams. There will be some local fans who just happen to stop by for the game as well.


Access 4

Chambersburg is located right off Interstate 81, a major route from the south through to the northeast. Accessing the campus is easy as you get off that main road as it is marked well.


The college is located about a half an hour to the state capital Harrisburg. It is also about an hour and a half to Baltimore, and the same distance to Philadelphia.


Parking is fairly plentiful near the field and it is free.


Return on Investment 5

Tickets and parking are free.


Extras 1

The field is literally in a farm. If that is not an extra I am not sure what is.


Final Thoughts

There is not too much to see at a Wilson soccer game, but the field and its farm setting is still a pleasant place to see some intercollegiate action.

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