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Sports & Rec Center in Oregon Getting Improvements

18 Jul, 2014


Eugene Cascades & Coast Sports has announced that construction is underway at Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation.

The improved facility is expected to have new fields plus amenities for spectators added to the Springfield facility. The projects (funded by a voter-approved bond measure) should be completed September 2014 following six months of work. 

Two new artificial turf sports fields are going in, and will be used for soccer, softball, and baseball. The two existing fields will see improvements as well.

Morrisette Field will receive new AstroTurf for football, soccer, and lacrosse. Grandstand seating will be installed at adjacent Kelly Field, which will become a dedicated soccer field for Northwest Christian University and the semi-pro Lane United Football Club.

Other improvements will include more parking spaces, new lighting, a picnic shelter, and additional restrooms. In addition, two 90-foot-long outdoor bocce ball courts were also installed and recently opened.

About Eugene Cascades & Coast Sports: Sports are a centerpiece to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, known for its outdoor enthusiasts, many natural sports venues and state-of-the-art facilities.

Golf courses abound for tournament play. It's home to the world's first sandboard park in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence.

It's where the United States Basketball Academy draws hundreds of professional and college players from around the world to train in the McKenzie River Valley.    

Oregon is also home to one of the five best mountain biking towns in America, especially noted for miles of trails near Oakridge, not to mention skiing on Willamette Pass, complete with the new Oregon Skyway gondolas and access to summer downhill bike courses.  

And, of course, the city of Eugene is known by more familiar titles like Track Town USA, the Running Capital of the World, and the birthplace of Nike. It's the place where national and international track & field legends compete at the University of Oregon's Historic Hayward Field; cycling is a way of life; and triathlons center around the region's many beautiful lakes. Dexter Reservoir is home to world class rowing and speedboat events.

Sports events are varied and plentiful throughout the year in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Let us assist you in planning your next sports event – most services provided free of charge. We would love to work with you. Learn more at http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/

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