Even though a motion was passed more than six months ago, construction on an all-purpose field in the City Park has yet to be started.
“As of now, sports teams are using the field in Hutton and Perley Elementary, which aren’t exactly the best fields in the world to have your kids play soccer on, mind you,” said Coun. Michael Wirischagin. “They’re just not good.”
Originally slated to be complete by the end of September, the field’s construction may not be done until early October but Wirischagin stated that it would “certainly be ready for the spring of next year.”
The field will be open to all teams and clubs, including rugby, soccer, lacrosse and Frisbee. “It’s really anything that will fit the parameters of the fields dimensions,” said Wirischagin.
“Boundary soccer wanted to use it this year but it obviously wasn’t completed in time for that. I’ve also heard talk of flag football teams starting up.”
Last year the Boundary soccer teams had to play their final tournament in Midway.
President of the Boundary Soccer Association Jeff Olson said, “If we can get some time on this new field to practice and play, it would be great for the community and our teams.”
To book dates and times for training or games, the recreation department in Grand Forks will undertake the organization for full participation of all teams.