Officials kick goal to open first of new soccer fields at Sports Park

Mayor Herb Roach, various elected officials, and local children take part in kicking the ceremonial first goal to open the first soccer field completed as part of the Destination O’Fallon project.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The soccer fields being built at the Family Sports Park as part of the Destination O’Fallon project reached a big milestone on Thursday, as city and county officials came together to dedicate the first field to be completed.

Parks and Recreation Director Mary Jeanne Hutchison thanked and praised the work of the many contractors and developers that worked hard to ensure the opening took place near the end of the summer.

The field that opened Thursday is the first of eight all-weather lighted fields to be built.

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