Lexington Sporting Club announces location change for new youth soccer fields

LSC is cancelling their plans to build their youth fields on Newtown Pike.
LSC is cancelling their plans to build their youth fields on Newtown Pike.(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 1:03 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington Sporting Club announced on Thursday that they plan to move locations for the development of their new recreational fields.

LSC is canceling its plan to build youth soccer fields in the Agriculture Rural Zone off of Newtown Pike. Instead, they are planning to start construction in the Economic Development Zone next to the interstate.

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This decision was reportedly made after a discussion with community leaders, including Mayor Linda Gorton.

LSC also postponed their planned agenda items for Thursday’s meeting of Lexington’s planning commission.

The Fayette Alliance, which was one of the main opponents of the soccer fields being built in that area, released this statement about LSC’s decision:

“We are pleased that our community’s strong desire to protect the Agricultural-Rural zone has been recognized by the withdrawal of the Lexington Sporting Club’s backing for the 12 soccer field and 750 parking space proposal at the Newtown Pike site.”

Fayette Alliance remains committed to advocating for equitable, sustainable and responsible growth in Lexington-Fayette County. We continue to support bringing professional and youth soccer opportunities to Lexington so long as it does not come at the expense of our community’s signature Bluegrass farmland and the industries it supports.”

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