Loudoun United FC, the new professional soccer team in Loudoun County, held a formal ribbon cutting for their new stadium today. Segra Field is located at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg.

Team members, Loudoun United executives and county dignitaries were on hand for the event, which included food vendors and a look at the new field — or “pitch” — as well as the stands.

Besides hosting soccer games, local leaders say the stadium could be used for high school graduations, concerts and other community events.

The new team — part of the DC United brand and a farm team for DC’s major league team — will play their first game on the field this Friday, August 9 with a game against the Charlotte Independence at 7:30 p.m.