Just over a dozen new multi-use sports fields may be built at two separate locations in Scottsdale if current plans become reality.
City officials have long said that the fields are needed in response to a growing demand for more soccer and football space.
City documents additionally suggest that the existence of the new fields will also permit Scottsdale to host large tournament games.
Those fields will most likely be built at two currently vacant properties, one located at 94th Street and Bell Road, and the other at the intersection of McDowell Mountain Road and the Thompson Peak Parkway.
The subject of several public input meetings, construction of the new fields is expected to cost up to $40 million, and will additionally include the building of restrooms, maintenance facilities, and parking lots, among other features.
Design of the new facilities is also expected to see utilization of the latest water and drainage technology in order to maximize water conservation, and in so doing decrease the amount of down time due to rain events.
By Garry Boulard
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