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I took some time to think before forming an opinion as well. I think

it is a neat idea in theory just because of the historic Collanades, but I don't see how it is a real good practical solution.

- Still removed from the other athletic facilities
- Still limited parking access and that would be reduced for residents of Lambeth further as well
- Still no facilities for the team so those would have to be built
- Community concerns of a stadium right there

My proposal:

- If there is enough room (and there appears to be at cursory Google map glance), place it at the site of the current practice field along Emmett Street immediately adjacent to the blue turf field field for field hockey. First baseline along Emmett Street, third baseline along the train track side.

Build a two-sided set of bleachers that would oversee both the softball field and the blue turf field in left field. Underneath those bleachers, build a locker room area for field hockey and softball. No idea if that is realistic, but that was my theory at a quick glance.

This addresses:

- New facility in the same area as other athletic teams so no more exiled spot.
- No need to build parking with the cage lot still there
- No community concerns
- 2 for 1 project in upgrading facilities for two teams

Issue caused: Loss of one practice field area for soccer teams/other. Solution: Use the current Lambeth facility for that just like football does or use the Park/other.

(In response to this post by Mikeysurf)

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 09:04AM


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Current Thread:
OT: Softball field proposal to put it at Lambeth? -- Kris  12/04/2017 10:11PM
  Softball Team ? -- NewHoo17 12/05/2017 4:34PM
  Womens Softball ** -- 12/06/2017 5:50PM
  BOV deferred the Lambeth proposal to another date... -- Mikeysurf 12/05/2017 3:58PM
  Scott Stadium isolated? From what? North Grounds? -- WahooFla 12/07/2017 06:45AM
  Need to read full exchange between Kris & myself... -- Mikeysurf 12/08/2017 1:14PM
  This is a great idea and an excellent use of the site. -- Bourbon Bowl 12/05/2017 11:19AM
  Baseball team played there in the 60’s. ** -- Blaze01 12/05/2017 8:08PM
  On Line Pictures of Basball -- NewHoo17 12/05/2017 2:50PM
  Baseball, Lax, and T&F have all used Lambeth. ** -- Mikeysurf 12/05/2017 4:00PM
  I don't really like this idea -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 12/05/2017 08:55AM
  Team deserves better than what they have, but don't -- 6th hoo 12/05/2017 07:41AM
  Yep...Sounds a little "Anti Sports" of any kind -- NewHoo17 12/05/2017 2:35PM
  Stadium -- foos 12/05/2017 10:20AM
  Re: Stadium -- foos 12/05/2017 10:29AM
  Re: Stadium -- NewHoo17 12/05/2017 4:20PM

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