Soccer club creating fields
A local soccer club is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new fields.
The Midwest United Football Club will begin its ceremony at 4 p.m. in Kentwood at 3450 36th St. SE.
Following the ceremony, there will be an open house, starting at 5 p.m.
Both events are open to the public.
The new facility will feature two full-size outdoor soccer fields.
The youth club hopes to finish the artificial turf fields this fall, but it said “if Mother Nature does not cooperate, they will be finished in early spring.”
GMB Architecture + Engineering is the project’s architect.
Holland-based Elzinga & Volkers is the contractor on the project.
Hudsonville-based West Michigan Community Bank is providing financing for the project.
The club is also using internal funds, and it plans to begin a capital campaign to curtail the cost.
The Kentwood facility will be the training ground for Midwest United FC and the Grand Rapids Football Club for their 2018 seasons.
Midwest United FC currently trains at various facilities throughout the area, including Cornerstone University, MacKay-Jaycees Park, the Gainey complex, Davenport University and Grandville public schools.
Grand Rapids FC currently uses Grandville High School's soccer field to train.