Additional lights added to soccer fields and to the new baseball fields
Oxford, MS – FNC Park is excited to announce that its last two soccer fields now have lights, allowing games and practices on those fields to take place during extended hours. BMA Landscapes Field hosts 13-18 year olds, while a second smaller field hosts 10 year olds. A project five years in the making, the addition of the new lights required an investment of $200,000.
“The Mayor and Board of Alderman have been very supportive of this project. Without their support the completion of this project would not have been possible. This exciting addition will allow later play for soccer players on those two fields,” says Brad Freeman, planning and marketing director of FNC Park.
“We had four fields lit previously, bringing us now to six total.” Freeman explains that lit fields are particularly popular once daylight savings ends and teams may be looking to hold practices in the early evening. “80 percent of our activities take place under the lights. Our soccer program is booming right now and will continue to do so in the future. In my opinion having fields with lights is a must to adequately facilitate any successful program,” added Freeman.
The new fields were lit for the first time on Friday, August 16, when the Ole Miss Women’s Soccer team and Oxford Park Commission hosted a free clinic and scrimmage.
FNC Park has also completed the addition of two new baseball fields that are replacing the fields formerly located at the Hank Aaron Complex. The fields will be temporarily known as Double Decker and Ebbets Field until naming rights for them are received.
“I grew up playing at the Hank Aaron Complex and know how much fun it was to play there,” adds Freeman. “We look forward to providing great memories for many years to come for kids who will play at these new fields at FNC Park.”
About FNC Park
FNC Park features over 75 acres of state-of-the-art soccer, baseball,
and softball fields to handle city, county, and tournament participants.
FNC Park handles all Oxford Park Commission field sports such as
tournaments attract players, coaches, family, and friends to Oxford
and Lafayette County, creating considerable economic impact. For more
information, please visit www.fncpark.com.