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You soon could be Playing on a New Soccer Field in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash-You could soon be playing on a new soccer field.  Yakima City leaders are now reviewing a land use application from the Yakima Youth Soccer Association to build more fields.

Yakima has the most people playing soccer than anywhere in the state. Plus, two soccer tournaments are held each year bringing in over 1,000 out of town players.  With all the running around and ball kicking, Yakima fields are full of dirt holes.

Soccer coach Darren Joffs says, "People don't want to play on fields that are full of holes and weeds.  People want to play on fields that are smooth and easy and green."

Now 37 acres of dirt may turn into acres of green soccer fields.

If the proposal is approved the soccer complex will be built just south to the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The plan to break ground spring 2009.  Field grass takes about two years to grow, and in 2011 soccer players will be able to score once again.   
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