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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 20:18
EL PASO, TX — New soccer fields for Central El Paso could be in the works after the city council unanimously voted in favor of including the project in the quality of life bond.
The city voted to allocate five million dollars to build up to six soccer fields throughout central El Paso. City representatives say there are more than 13,000 kids per field in that part of town compared to 1,200 in the Northwest.
Coaches say more fields would encourage kids to play soccer. "One of the reasons for lack of participation in the central area is lack of facilities so I would like to encourage you to provide funding, and I think the scattered approach will work well in the central part of the city because it's a high density area," said one local coach.
The bond would be increased by $4.6 million. The issue will be placed on the November ballot for voter approval.