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“Field of Dreams” coming to Spotsylvania County this fall

The Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association plans to finish construction on seven irrigated soccer fields in Spotsylvania County by this fall.

The $3.5 million build-out is part of what the organization is calling a “Field of Dreams”—a complex with 16 soccer fields in New Post. The Virginia Youth Soccer Association  is building the other nine fields, but it’s unclear when that group will break ground.

The Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors signed an agreement for the outdoor soccer complex, which officials say will be among the largest on the East Coast, in July 2010.

“It’s certainly been a long road but well worth every minute,” FASA General Manager Pete Cinalli said.

FASA is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at noon. Attendees are expected to include Spotsylvania supervisors and State. Sen. Bryce Reeves, R–Spotsylvania.

County and soccer officials have said the complex will bring families from across the state and country and provide an economic boost to the county.

FASA closed on 230 acres at New Post late last year and will build its seven, Bermuda-grass soccer fields on 30 acres. 

The state association is building its 10 fields on about 40 acres, Cinalli said. He said he assumes it will break ground in the next year.

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