Representatives from multiple entities approached Carbon County Commissioners at a recent meeting to continue discussion regarding a soccer complex in the county.
USU Eastern soccer coach Ammon Bennett was the first to speak to commissioners about the complex. Bennett expressed not only the benefits to the college in having a soccer complex but the benefits to the community as a whole. In the form of college tournaments as well as tournaments for younger age groups, great amounts of revenue could come to the area. While USU Eastern soccer teams are already planning to host 20 games this season, a large tournament could bring a dozen or more teams with up to 30 people per team.
Matt Brady from the Price Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) also spoke to commissioners about the desire from the community for the fields expressed in a survey he conducted.
“There’s a lot of people excited about the potential,” he said.
Commissioners explained that they do not argue that a soccer complex would be a great asset and money maker for the community. However, the challenge remains that multiple entities will need to come together to make the project a reality.
Commissioners agreed to arrange a meeting between key players in building the complex, including but not limited to Price City, Carbon County and USU Eastern, to continue planning for the future project. The commission hopes to move forward in a steady manner regarding the project.