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Grant Expedites Construction Of Kokomo Soccer Complex

Kokomo received a $50,000 grant to help fund the construction of the Wildcat Creek Soccer Complex.

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Photo: City of Kokomo

Several organizations are partnering to construct the Wildcat Creek Soccer Complex.

A $50,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will help construction on a soccer complex in Kokomo finish a year earlier than expected. Mayor Greg Goodnight says the 30-field Wildcat Creek Soccer Complex will now be ready for play in 2012.

“We’re going to begin this year on putting in the parking areas and the facilities,” Goodnight says. “It’s going to be an ongoing year to year, making upgrades and such, but they’re planning on using it for their fall leagues this year.”

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance President Jeb Conrad says the complex fills a need for additional soccer fields in the city.

“And then it opens new doors to attract tournaments and activities around the youth and young adult sports activities that our market traditionally has not been able to compete for,” he says.

The city is contributing some of the seed money for the complex, but it will be maintained in future years by private funds from the Kokomo Soccer Club.

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Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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