, Newburyport, MA

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October 9, 2012

Landfill on the way to becoming soccer field


The field will need to be leveled to at least a 1 percent slope before the soccer field can be installed, and Kezer said his hope is that process will be worked out by next year. Once that’s been done, then nets, lines, bleachers and flags could be added to finish the job, Kezer said.

Kezer indicated that he has been in discussion with the Amesbury Youth Soccer Association, who has offered to help take care of the prospective field once it’s done.

“They have money set aside for the purchasing of fields and such,” Kezer said. “So they have a pot of money that they’re willing to contribute to finish that project off.”

Kezer said the Amesbury Sports Park, which is located down the street on South Hunt Road, has also expressed interested in using the fields on a rental basis.

“We’re going to work out an arrangement in which we can finish that area to put in a whole ballfield,” Kezer said. “But it’s going to be paid for by the users of the field so that there’s no cost to the taxpayers.”

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