09 January 2009

Cherokee County Board Approves New 50 Acre Soccer Complex


Cherokee Impact News

According to an article in the Cherokee County tribune writtin by Ashley Fuller, Cherokee County's first soccer complex could be ready by Autumn 2009.

The article says, "The county's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night approved a bid from F.E. Sims Enterprises for the construction of the complex on Blalock Road in Toonigh.

The county received 11 bids for the project, and F.E. Sims' bid of $2.4 million was the lowest. County Manager Jerry Cooper said work on the project could begin within 30 to 45 days."

The article continues, "County leaders hope to have the complex completed in time to see the fields used for games this fall."

This is great news for soccer in the North Metro Atlanta area.

It goes on to say, "Cooper said the complex would be built on 50 acres on Blalock Road near its intersection with Toonigh Road and north of East Cherokee Drive. The complex will include 17 soccer fields that range in size for under-6 to under-19 teams, 800 parking spaces, two restroom buildings, a concession stand and field house, and administrative building, storm drainage facilities and water and sewer infrastructure to serve the complex."

Well done Cherokee County!

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