Comer Education Campus Unveils New Soccer Field In Grand Crossing


  • Published On  Sep 17, 2019
  • Publication  Block Club Chicago
  • Author  Jamie Nesbitt Golden

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GRAND CROSSING — Officials unveiled a new soccer field at the Comer Education Campus in Grand Crossing, a pitch the center hopes will give neighborhood residents a chance to explore the sport in a safe, healthy way.

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) and City Treasurer Melissa Conyers-Ervin were on hand to celebrate the official opening of the field on the campus at 7200 S. Ingleside Ave.

Built with help from the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the Medical Home Network, it will be accessible to more than 2,000 kids on the South Side.

The project is part of the foundation’s “It’s Everyone’s Game” initiative, which aims to build 1,000 pitches across the country and reach a million participants by 2026.

For Medical Home Network Chairwoman and Comer Foundation President Stephanie Comer, Friday’s unveiling was another step towards fulfilling her father’s vision of bringing quality education to the South Side. Gary Comer, who started the center, was the founder of Lands’ End.

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