Exciting soccer development news in Durham

Soccer at Twin Lakes Park. Sometime in the next couple of years, there should be a new facility just a mile away.

Yesterday we learned that Durham City Manager Thomas Bonfield has made a recommendation that will significantly advance Durham's soccer field capacity.

In his recommended budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, he has advised the allocation of $9 million in capital improvemnent funds for the development of a site in East Durham, located on Hoover Road near the Wheels skate park. The property is large enough for approximately four full-size fields.

We're very excited about this news, and we look forward to working with the city's planners to advise them of ways to make the space useful to as many people as possible, soccer players and otherwise.

Here is background from a story published in INDY Week a few months ago.