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3/14/2013
Staff will update the Mecklenburg County Athletics Advisory Council and anyone from the general public on the plans to host practices, games and tournaments at the facility. The meeting with the Athletics Advisory Council will be held on March 25, at 6 p.m., at the Park and Recreation Administrative Office Building, 5841 Brookshire Blvd. Staff will also solicit any/all weekend tournament request at this meeting. All weekend tournament requests are due by close of business on April 8, 2013. For information on how to submit your weekend tournament request visit: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Athletics/Pages/ReserveAField.aspx.

A tournament director’s meeting will take place in April 2013 and staff will conduct drawings for open dates for weekend tournaments.

Phase 1, which includes five synthetic multi-purpose athletic fields, is scheduled to be substantially completed by July 2013 with the grand opening planned in September 2013. Fields will be available for weekend tournament play beginning September 6-8, 2013.

When completed, the facility will house 12 multi-use fields capable of hosting events such as soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby as well as a championship stadium with seating. To view a rendering of the complex, click this link.

Media Contacts: Leo Caplanides at 980-395-2873, Leo.Caplanides@mecklenburgcountync.gov or James Alsop at 704-336 8454 or James.Alsop@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov