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Lexington Sporting Club not pursuing proposed location for new youth soccer field

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Jul 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-28 15:04:13-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — After much concern transpired about Lexington Sporting Club's proposed location for a sports complex in north Lexington, the club confirmed it would not pursue youth fields in that location.

A 12-field soccer complex, with 750 parking spots, and a nearby stadium was originally proposed for 150 acres between Newtown Pike and Russell Cave Road, near the interstate.

Some people believed the proposed complex location could open the door to more development in agricultural areas and potentially negatively impact nearby horse farms.

The City of Lexington Board of Adjustment passed a motion in June granting conditional approval. Anderson Communities applied to change the zoning of the land so the complex could be built.

The club's president says 1,400 kids are already signed up and excitement is building across the city as the professional season is set to start next spring.