MAEDA Congratulates the Marshall Soccer Club on New Building
Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance and Chamber (MAEDA) celebrated the opening of the new multi-purpose building at the Marshall Soccer Club fields with a ribbon cutting presentation on October 30.
From left are MAEDA staff, Chamber Ambassadors and Marshall Soccer Club board members and supporters Rebecca de Finta, Jessica Walker, Alec Egnatuk, Eric Dale, president Mark Clapper, MAEDA CEO Scott Fleming, Eric Winnie, Jeff Johnson, Heather Luciani, Nancy Stulberg and Katie Schook.
The Marshall Soccer fields is home to a new building that contains a concession stand, heated meeting room, bathrooms, and storage for the Marshall Soccer Club and Marshall High School soccer teams. The board is looking forward to the next phase of updates with an emphasis on improving turf quality, leveling fields, parking lot improvement, and possibly moving or adding fields.
“We are proud to have a modern facility that can not only support our players but will draw visitors into our community,” said president Mark Clapper. “We are extremely grateful to the efforts and generosity of the many sponsors and volunteers that made this idea a reality.” While Clapper is thankful to everyone involved he gave special thanks to Vice President Eric Dale for his tireless efforts to plan the facility and obtain contractors that volunteered their time and talents.
The Marshall Soccer Club is part of the West Michigan Youth Soccer Association and is run by a volunteer board of directors and also relies on volunteers to coach, maintain the nine fields, and run the concession stand. Currently, the program includes 165 players ranging in age from 4-18 years that play from March through October. Additionally, the Marshall Soccer complex is the practice site for the Marshall High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams as well as recently hosting the LAX USA lacrosse tournament.
Get a kick out of the new Marshall Soccer Club facility located at 15760 Verona Rs. in Marshall. Registration for all teams and tryouts for the U-9 and above teams begins in May. For details and to register, visit www.marshallsoccerclub.com.