Soccer group to use old Davie High stadium

Published 9:55 am Thursday, February 1, 2018

Soccer and lacrosse games will be played at the old Davie High School football stadium, according to an agreement with Twin City Sports approved by county commissioners last month.

The county is developing a park at the old Davie High site on US 601 South in Mocksville, and the agreement will put youth soccer and lacrosse games at the stadium.

Twin City will install an artificial turf field, as well as buy a grooming machine for the turf, at a cost not to exceed $950,000.

According to the agreement, the county will re-pay the association the up front money for the field over five years, with $125,000 each committed by the Davie Chamber of Commerce and Davie Economic Development Association.

Twin City will sell naming rights for the park, with county approval, with half of that money going to the county.

Twin City  agreed to running soccer and lacrosse camps in the summer and spring and fall leagues. The group will have set times to use the field that should not interfere with youth football games or other county activities. It will also have use of the stadium at other times, with a schedule to be worked out with the county recreation and parks department.

Twin City will continue to pay the normal county fees for use of the facility for field upkeep and utilities. The county will retain all concession sales, and any gate fees agreed upon with the sports group.

The sports association will also maintain liability insurance for the facility when using it.