Civic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremony

first_imgHomeSportsCommunityCivic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 28, 2019 at 5:00 amCommunityDevelopmentFeaturedNewsCivic Center Field construction kicks off with groundbreaking ceremonyMadeleine Pauker2 years agocivic centerCivic Center Multipurpose Sports Fieldmaryanne laguardiasanta monica high schoolsports fieldThe City Council Residents who advocated for a quarter of a century to replace a large parking lot at the Civic Center with a sports field finally saw the project break ground Wednesday.Construction on the Civic Center Multipurpose Sports Field began Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by local officials and community members. The 2.3 acre sports field, which is located across 4th Street from Santa Monica High School, is slated to open next summer and will provide space for Santa Monicans of all ages to play soccer, rugby and lacrosse.The $8.6 million field will replace 3.8 acres of the Civic Center parking lot, removing almost 700 parking spaces. The City Council approved the proposal to turn the parking lot into a field in June 2018 after more than a decade of lobbying by Samohi families, who argued that the high school did not have sufficient space for outdoor sports.“We’ll have a field that will serve many sports, many cultural events and thousands of community members. It’s a very public use of public land,” said Maryanne Laguardia, vice president of the Recreation and Parks Commission. Laguardia, who pushed for the field for 25 years, said the field’s supporters withstood a multitude of setbacks and delays while fighting to bring the project to fruition.“The community never gave up,” she said.The field will also include artistic and educational components that commemorate the history of the Belmar neighborhood, an African-American community that thrived in the first half of the 20th century before the city of Santa Monica took control of it through eminent domain in the 1950s to build the Civic Center.The city will work with community leaders, artists and historian Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson to create artwork, signage and educational materials that increase awareness of the legacy of the Belmar neighborhood and the impact of its displacement on the greater Santa Monica community, said city spokesperson Constance Farrell.At Jefferson’s suggestion, the Coastal Commission required that the sports field commemorate the Belmar neighborhood when it approved the project in March.“Telling the history of the area and the rich legacy of African Americans’ contributions to Santa Monica life helps make the history of the African-American experience in California more visible,” Jefferson said.The Coastal Commission also required that the city create a transportation demand management plan with the goal of reducing parking demand on the site over the long term. The city will have to monitor parking occupancy at the Civic Center after the field is completed.The synthetic turf field will be encircled by an eight-foot-high perimeter chain-link fence and 24-foot-high netting. The fencing will be screened by a landscape buffer.The field will be illuminated by 60-foot-tall lights at night.The City Council approved in May about $4.8 million with C.S. Legacy Construction for building the field, about $98,000 with AECOM for testing and inspection services and about $417,000 with Simpson & Simpson Management Consulting for construction management [email protected] :civic centerCivic Center Multipurpose Sports Fieldmaryanne laguardiasanta monica high schoolsports fieldThe City Councilshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMurder suspect identifiedNOT ONLY SLOW, BUT THOSE HIDDEN AGENDASYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Images from TOUGHMAN NY Championship

first_imgThe 13th running of the TOUGHMAN NY Championship had an increased international flavour this year. Encouraged by the TOUGHMAN brand’s expansion in Latin America, there were 50 athletes from Chile racing in New York. 15 athletes from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic also raced.Taking place on Sunday, September 15, 2019, the TOUGHMAN Series Championship in Stony Point New York, 25 miles north of New York City, offers over US$30,000 in age-group awards, a US$4,950 cash purse (top 5) for qualifiers, a scenic bike course, and over 1,400 race support volunteers. The South America TOUGHMAN races that form the southern circuit for the event brand are: Futrono, Copiapo, Arica, Quillon and Iquique.Five overall winners from TOUGHMAN Chile raced in the elite wave, targeting the US$4950 prize purse. In addition, 12 kids from TOUGHKids Chile Arica raced in the TOUGHKids Championship on Saturday, September 14. This event had over 360 young athletes on the start liine.This year’s TOUGHMAN NY Championship was also the USAT NE Regional Youth Relatedlast_img read more

Watford have ‘asked the most’ about player – Can leave if…

first_imgThe Strasbourg defender was key in his side’s comfortable table finish this season (11th) and his performances caught the eye of many clubs around Europe, including Watford.Using both Daryl Janmaat and Kiko Femenia in the position this season, Javi Gracia seems intent on adding a bit of quality to the role this summer, and Lala is supposedly on his list.L’Equipe on Thursday look at the player’s situation, explaining that despite all the attention, no official offers have arrived for Strasbourg to seriously consider.Embed from Getty ImagesAs things stand, Watford are the club to have ‘asked the most’ about the right-back, who will be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in.The main issue, according to the French newspaper, (and this is for everyone, not just the Hornets) is Lala’s age.At 27, few clubs are prepared to spend upwards of €12m on a player they would struggle to see any financial return on in a few years, which means Strasbourg, who ideally would like €15m for their star, might have to lower their demands, still leaving them with a nice profit considering they only paid around €700k for him back in 2017.Perhaps if they decide to let him go for less than €10m, Watford might come knocking more Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo The 2018-19 campaign saw the emergence of Kenny Lala as one of the better right-backs in Ligue 1, showing the world it’s never too late to burst onto the scene.last_img read more