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NDP pledges to build more soccer fields

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A re-elected NDP government will spend $12.5 million over the next four years to build more soccer fields in Winnipeg.

Premier Greg Selinger made the promise at the Winnipeg Soccer Federation indoor complex at the University of Manitoba.

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Selinger said the plan involves building a new four-field indoor complex in north Winnipeg and nine new outdoor artiificial-turf fields around the city:

- two in east Winnipeg;

- two in west Winnipeg;

- two in central Winnipeg;

- two more at the new north Winnipeg;

- one more added to the pair already in use at the soccer facility on Waverley.

The indoor fields are also used for Blue Bomber and high school football practices, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee.

 

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