City to show off new soccer complex at 9th and Van Brunt

Posted June 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm

By LESLIE COLLINS
Northeast News
June 27, 2012

Stick a soccer goal in it. It’s done.

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A look at the new soccer fields at 9th and Van Brunt. Submitted photo

For more than a year, the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has worked to transform the intersection of 9th and Van Brunt into a community gathering place and soccer complex.

Now, the work is complete and the city will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29.

The athletic fields sit on a 12.4 acre site in Historic Northeast and include a new artificial turf soccer field, two natural turf practice fields, an amphitheater/event plaza, concession building with restrooms, parking lot, walking trail and landscaping.

To celebrate the completion of the 9th and Van Brunt Athletic Fields, a free picnic will be held at the fields from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

In addition, the Mayor’s Night Kicks games will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. ribbon cutting.