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It's important to understand

It's important to understand that 10 soccer fields does not mean they are all regulation size fields. There is only 1 full size field at Smithville Park, the other nine are modified fields for the younger age groups. The Ogden/Eaton soccer complex you refer to is lined for 17 fields: 3 regulation and 14 modified. The Ogden/Eaton complex also has twice as many acres as Smithville Park in Southport. No one in the Southport Soccer community objects to building a new senior center. It is needed. But we do object to being blindsided by the county with the loss of fields and no plan or funding in place to replace them. Kids are people, too, and THEY deserve THE USE OF COUNTY PROPERTY just as much as anybody else. Finally, regarding the protest...consider reversing the situation. The county goes to the senior center and says, "we need your building for a new day care center. You will lose your building in less than 90 days. And by the way, we have no plans or funding to give you another one." How long would it take for the seniors to be protesting on Howe Street?

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