A symbolic coin-toss by Mayor Mark Stodola will mark the opening of the Natural Steps Sports Complex in West Little Rock Saturday.
The city’s $1.1 million dollar investment reflects the growing popularity of soccer and lacrosse.
“We’ve had, I think, a tremendous request for space to be able to play both soccer as well as lacrosse, so what this will do is to take the pressure off some of the other fields and locations we have around the city. And also enable us to be able to service, as I said a greater segment of our population,” said Truman Tolefree, Little Rock Parks and Recreation Director.
Construction on the five fields began earlier this year and was completed in September. The facility has the capacity to expand to a total of 8 fields, with additional amenities, such as pavilions, picnic areas, and additional parking.