Indoor sports facility a worthwhile venture

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2010

Current spring time weather with its wind, rain, snow and freeze and thaw temperatures are a way of life on the the Peninsula. We experience very similar weather during our unpredictable fall. These two seasons coupled with our Alaskan winter, yields but four quick months to enjoy predictable outside warm weather.

Beginning last winter, a group of progressive and civic minded individuals worked countless hours in initiating a proposal to construct a multi-use facility. This facility would provide shelter from the elements to enjoy the wide range of activities that Peninsula residents pursue. Grace Merkes, Mike Navarre, Jim Montgomery, Paul Ostrander, Lela Rosin, Dale Sandahl, Stephanie Queen, and many others have the vision of what an asset this facility would be to our community.

For those individuals who have attended or have read about a similar existing facility in Anchorage, perhaps you can see the value of such a venue for our community. Track and field, soccer, football, baseball/softball, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee are just a handfull of the sports it could house. Home shows, sport trade and rec shows, car shows, boat shows, and similar events are all possible in this indoor setting.

An indoor multi-use facility would be a sound investment in the quality of life here on the Peninsula. All Peninsula residents would benefit from construction of such a structure. If you are of a like mind, share your thoughts with others and let's move forward as a community to make this a reality for the Peninsula.

A. Roger Phillips

Soldotna



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