Donations help build Ogden soccer complex

Wednesday , June 17, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN — Utah Youth Soccer Association presented a $25,000 check to Ogden High School soccer teams to help pay for the construction of the new Ogden Community Soccer Complex.

The passing of the check, on Monday, June 15, was made on the turf of the nearly completed first phase of the complex, being built on land just north of the Ogden City School District offices at 1950 Monroe Blvd.

The Ogden High School soccer teams were selected to symbolically accept the check on behalf of the Ogden School Foundation, because they will be using the field in the future. With no field of their own, they have been playing at Mount Ogden Park.

The 10-acre complex, which will have three-fields when completed, will also be available to other Ogden School District teams as well as local adult and youth community teams. The artificial turf fields will meet U. S. Soccer Foundation regulations. The complex, being built in three phases, will include outdoor lighting, scoreboards, bleachers, ADA-approved restrooms and a concessions stand.

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation offered a $1 million grant for the building of the complex. The grant provided $500,000 for Phase I, and a $500,000 "last-dollar challenge" for Phase II.

The UYSA donation counts toward the “last dollar challenge.”

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