A renovation may give some of Sioux City's soccer facilities a needed kick.
Tuesday, in capital improvement budget talks, the city council listened as Public Works proposed a renovation of the soccer fields at Riverside Park.
About $372,000 would be set aside in fiscal year 2014, to grade six to eight fields there, and add a new sprinkler system. Plans also request $523,000 in FY 2015 for a new concession and restroom building, plus new lighting.
Folks behind the project say their goal is simple.
"To make soccer more prevalent in the Siouxland community, have an actual complex. A championship complex, a premiere complex for other clubs and other cities to come participate," said Chad Rooney with the Siouxland Soccer Foundation.
The price tag had the city council a little leery of the project. They discussed fundraising options, and spreading the cost over a few more years.
Also in budget talks, more than $180,000 of proposed expense for pool repairs in FY 2014.
Plans are to spend: $63,000 for sandblasting at Cook pool, $6,500 for a new diving board at Leeds, $4,000 for a replacement chlorine pipe at Lewis, and $5,800 to resurface the bathhouse at Riverside.
The city council will meet to approve these proposals, along a slew of others, February 25th.
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