Soccer wishes interfere with equestrian plans
By JULIE E. GREENE
Washington County soccer supporters want Hagerstown officials to build eight soccer fields at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds, but doing so would affect plans for other recreational facilities, officials said during a Tuesday night City Council work session.
Eight soccer fields would take up room planned for an equestrian center and four softball fields, said Doug Stull, the city's public works manager.
Jim Brown, chairman of the soccer committee, said he was trying to eliminate duplication by suggesting fairgrounds development focus on soccer to avoid having soccer fields built piecemeal around the county.