East End Park opens!

The first kick at East End Park

On Oct. 30, Durham Atletico joined other community groups in celebrating the opening of a new futsal space at East End Park. There were roughly 25 children in attendance, and many community leaders. Javiera Caballero of the city council spoke, as did representatives of lead benefactor Blue Cross NC and the US Soccer Foundation. Soccer personality Fernando Fiore hosted the proceedings with his usual charm, and soccer star Crystal Dunn spoke, as well.

The Durham Herald-Sun was there, too. Dawn B. Vaughan wrote a very nice story, which includes quotes from players Ramiro Castaneda and Omar Obaydi. Chuck LIddy brought his drone, so the story includes some impressive video along with photos.

We will start using this space, weather permitting, on Nov. 20.