FARMINGTON — Heavy snowfall has delayed the development of the Legacy Events Center multifield soccer complex by several weeks, an official says.
The $302,000 soccer fields may not be developed before summer. And, it may take another year after that before they can be played on, Legacy Events Center Director Dave Hansen said.
The events center grounds are at 151 S. 1100 West.
Piles of top soil brought in from a neighboring development to help shape the fields currently sits under “at least a foot of snow,” Hansen said.
It appears as if west Farmington received more snow than some of the other cities in the county, he said.
“I don’t know when we’ll be able to move snow,” Hansen said.
But the weather conditions along the Wasatch Front have certainly delayed the completion of the county’s project by several weeks — if not by more, he said.
The four-field soccer complex is to help meet the recreation needs of surrounding communities.
Farmington city officials are also in the process of adding two additional soccer fields on city-owned property that is adjacent to the events center grounds.
The soccer fields are being developed on 10 acres in the southwest portion of the center’s grounds.
The project is being funded using Davis County tourism tax revenues, generated from the restaurant, hotel room and vehicle rental tax, and from public works funds where the fields will be designed in such a way to be able to serve as an emergency flood control detention basin.