South Sioux soccer fields will soon be up and running
By Ross Caniglia, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
An aerial view of inundated South Sioux City soccer fields during the flood of 2011.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -
A year and a half later, all South Sioux City, Nebraska soccer fields along the Riverfront will be up and running by this summer.
Many of the fields were inundated with water during the 2011 flood.
But now, fields have new grass, a better sprinkler system, and more trees.
Officials in South Sioux are excited to have the fields back in order for athletes.
"The whole goal of the city is to do things for the kids. We want positive recreational activities, keep the kids active in our community, and we thing that's a very positive thing for the city to do," Lance Hedquist, South Sioux City Administrator.
Half of the fields will be ready this spring, the rest, this summer.
Money for the repairs comes from a combination of federal and national emergency management agencies, as well as local taxpayer money.
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