County Executive Andy Spano, Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla, County Legislator Martin Rogowsky, Port Chester Soccer Club President Cesar Aliaga and other officials were on hand for the October 6, 2007 opening ceremony for the new synthetic turf soccer field in Columbus Park. This facility, which includes a new parking lot and restrooms, has been funded by the Westchester County Legacy Program, a Program initiated in 2001 by Andy Spano and the County Board of Legislators to provide more active recreational facilities and athletic fields throughout the county.
The soccer field has a state of the art synthetic turf surface, permitting play at times when natural grass fields are closed. Permanent lines for 11v11 games are sewn into the turf, and lines for a smaller 8v8 youth field have been painted inside the large field. A beautiful Town of Port Chester logo fills the inside of the center circle. Bleachers have been installed on the hillside overlooking the field for spectators. The field is expected to be used by both youth and adult soccer groups.
October 6, 2007