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City officials respond to soccer demand in BG

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

TheCity of Bowling Green just purchased 20 acres of land to develop into athleticfields.

Alittle more than 1,000 kids in Bowling Green play soccer. The sport has beenquickly outgrowing the university fields, so city officials are stepping in.They paid $500,000 for the property on West Newton Road, next to the communitycenter, and hope to have 5-10 acres sodded by 2014.

In2015, everything should be finished and ready for play.

"Ithink it's great if it's gonna be good for the community and good for the kids,and another place I can take the children to have outdoor activities and forthem to be outside and exercising," said Amber Hines, a resident.

Thenew fields will primarily be used for soccer, lacrosse and rugby.

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