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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

This place rocks

That sea of Irvington clay that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago has turned into a sea of gravel. They've covered over the native soil with a layer of thick black plastic, and then a thick layer of small gray rocks, to serve as the foundation for the artificial surface soccer field. Here's a closer view:

I just noticed from the two sets of photos that they've removed the old light pole at the far end of the field. There's also a new retainer around three sides of the bed that's been made for the playing surface, and a legitimate retaining wall appears to be going in on the north end:

I hope I get to see what goes down between the gravel and the fake grass. As for the dogs whose owners used to run them on the old schoolyard blacktop all the time, I'm sure they can't wait, either. That gravel just ain't comfy underfoot.

Comments (1)

Who is the soccer field for? Do kids need a soccer field? Who is paying for it?

Posted by: greenbean at July 21, 2006 12:03 AM

It's a private school. The money is all privately raised.

Posted by: Jack Bog at July 21, 2006 12:10 AM

I believe a large part of the money was from the Youth Soccer Association and part of the deal was that there are times that the leagues can use it in youth soccer, they also funded a field at Concordia I think with the same arrangement it be open for public league play.

Posted by: Swimmer at July 22, 2006 08:46 AM

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