Homer City Council Requesting New Football Fields For Homer High

As legislators tighten state budgets this year, the City of Homer is urging the state to allocate funds for artificial turf upgrades to Homer High’s football field. Homer City Manager Walt Wrede…

 

Wrede: “I’m reasonably optimistic, yes, yes. And it’s got the full support of the Borough too, so we’re working that issue pretty hard.”

 

Soldotna High School is also part of that request, Principal Todd Syverson…

 

Syverson: “What we’re hoping for, right now, Soldotna High School is hoping to put in a new track and turf field at Soldotna High School for two reasons: one, for our athletes to have a safe place, especially for our soccer teams in the spring, when there’s snow and ice, the turf fields are much safer. And our track was built in 1980 and we have not hosted a track meet in about 15 years, so we would like to start hosting track meets there again. And eventually our goal, along with having a great facility for our students  is to be able to put in bids with the Alaska Activities Association to host state events.”

 

Syverson said the opportunities would benefit the entire community.

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