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Peter Johann Memorial Field

The dedication of Peter Johann Memorial Soccer Field during the 1983 season marked a special occasion for all those who were involved with the building of UNLV's first on-campus soccer facility.

The field is named after the late son of Kenneth F. Johann, a real estate businessman who has lived in Las Vegas for more than 40 years. Johann has been a strong supporter of Rebel soccer and he and his wife, Alice, set up a scholarship fund in memory of their son.

Johann Field played host to the 1983 ISAA Senior Bowl All-Star Game where the West team posted a 4-0 victory. Numerous international matches have also been played on its pitch and it is also the site of the annual UNLV / FILA Rebel Soccer Classic. Radio first came to Johann Field when Connecticut's WHUS-FM broadcast a 1988 match between UNLV and the University of Connecticut (again in 2001). The facility has also played host to three Las Vegas Soccer Spectaculars, which were helped run by the UNLV Women's Sports Foundation. The inauguaral contest in 2001 featured the WUSA's San Jose CyberRays and the San Diego Spirit, while in the spring of 2002, the Boston Breakers took on San Jose. Some of the players that appeared in the Spectacular included Brandi Chastain, Kristin Lilly, Tisha Venturini, and Julie Foudy. The final spectacular was in March of 2003, and was between UNLV and the Mexican Olympic Team, who had just claimed a spot in the 2004 Athens Games.

With the addition of end zone seats in 1997, the grandstands now offer seating for approximately 2,500 spectators in an open seating arrangement, and the facility boasts natural grass, a press box, and lights for night matches.

Robert J. Miller Building

On April 25, 1990, ground was broken for the 4,500-square-foot Robert J. Miller Building. Built and donated in his honor by Las Vegas philanthropist Claude I. Howard, this facility is the only one of its kind in collegiate soccer.

Located on the north side of Peter Johann Memorial Field on the UNLV campus, this building houses locker rooms for both home and visiting teams, an athletic training room with a whirlpool and ice machine, an equipment room complete with washer and dryer, coaches offices and reception area, concession areas, a ticket sales office and public restrooms.

This structure, which allows soccer to be a completely self-contained operation, was the third building on campus erected and donated by Howard.