Pearland's new $7.9M sports park takes the field

It's time to take the field! Pearland United Youth Soccer Club players enjoy a day in the sunshine at the new Hickory Slough Sportsplex. (PHOTO/Kristi Nix)

Moments after Pearland city leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, soccer and lacrosse league players rushed onto the fields to celebrate the long-anticipated opening of the new Hickory Slough Sportsplex Saturday (Oct. 3).

"It's been a long wait but I'm very excited that children and adults now have a place to play soccer both day and night," Brian Talbot, President of the Pearland United Youth Soccer Club said.

Funded as part of a bond proposal approved by voters in 2007,the new sportsplex features six multipurpose sports fields (three of which are fully-lighted), a concession stand, restrooms, a large shade canopy and parking for up to 400 vehicles.

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