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Soccer league may practice at Fairgrounds

June 17, 1998

Hagerstown youths could be practicing soccer on Fairgrounds property next spring, city officials decided Tuesday.

City Council members agreed informally to allow the Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League to use land next to the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex for practice fields.

A small berm with a short guard rail on top will be built between the fields and the entrance road to the ice rink to prevent children from running after soccer balls into the road, said Austin Abraham, the city's project coordinator.

The soccer club would sublet the land from the Washington County Sports Foundation, which operates the rink, said Gary Wright, foundation chairman. The soccer club would maintain the land, he said.

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The $7,700 cost of creating two practice fields will be split between the city and soccer club, according to a memo from Abraham to City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.

The council must amend the lease with the foundation so it can sublease the land to the soccer group, Abraham said.

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