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Commissioners Consider New Sports Complex

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BOZEMAN -

Bozeman City Commissioners will consider a $7.5 million sports complex at their meeting on Monday.

The Bozeman Soccer Education Foundation and the Gallatin Valley Lacrosse League are asking to use half the money from the $15 million trails, open space and parks bond, passed by voters in November 2012.

The 11 athletic fields would be located on the 80-acres, north of Meadowlark Elementary School.

The sports complex would also include restrooms, locker rooms and concessions. The fields could be used for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football.

The Soccer Foundation and the Lacrosse League both say the area is ideal for state and regional tournaments.

"It was hard to find a field that was large enough," said Chris Naumann, Bozeman Lacrosse President. "The location we decided on is almost perfectly flat, which will help keep the cost of construction down."

Commissioners will make a decision this Monday at City Hall, beginning at 5 p.m.

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