The following is a News Release from the Moss Bluff Economic Development Board:
The Community Center and Playground District 4 of Ward One (CCPD4), Members of the Soccer Community, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Ward One Economic Development Board were on hand this morning for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jones Road Soccer Complex. The new complex is a 42 acre Soccer only complex containing 7 full size collegiate regulation fields (120 yds X 75 yds). The design has 850 parking spots, with 50 dedicated to Buddy Ball athletes on game days, concession stands, restrooms, playground equipment and a walking track. The plan has space available for additional parking and the infrastructure to add additional restrooms.
"Moss Bluff Youth Soccer Association (MBYSL) has 500 kids in their fall program, including 40 Buddy Ball athletes," says Darby Quinn, President of the Community Center and Playground District 4 Board. The Moss Bluff Soccer Club (MBSC), formed in 2010, has 4 teams competing at the Div I level. The current facilities have not allowed MBYSL or MBSC to grow to their full potential due to field size (smaller then regulation) and competition for usage (football, fall baseball and softball). "The Jones Road Complex will allow for the soccer athletes of Ward 1 to practice and play under the same conditions found at complexes in larger cities," says Quinn.
The plan was conceived by Steven Shows of Vincent & Shows Architects of Sulphur, La. and the current phase is being constructed by CIVIL Construction of Sulphur, La. The Community Center & Playground District 4 of Ward 1 is funding the construction using the proceeds of a 10-mil Ad Velorem tax. The tax is up for renewal on October 22, 2011.