Culebra Creek Soccer - $5.23 Million Pct. 2
With the kick of soccer balls Wednesday morning, County Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Paul Elizondo and Councilman Ray Lopez officially started the construction of Culebra Creek Soccer park, a Visitor Tax-funded project managed by Alamo City Youth Soccer Organization (ACYSO). The $5.23 million in Visitor Tax funds, along with the City of San Antonio's donation of land and contribution of more than $1 million will provide the organization an opportunity to host tournaments and grow the ranks of young children playing soccer in Northwest Bexar County.
Athletics and competitive sports are vital to a child's development into healthy, well-rounded adult.
"Soccer is a great sport and one that is growing by the day in popularity, so I'm happy to have this park in a fast growing part of my precinct and even more so to be partnering with a wonderful organization to complete it."
- Commissioner Paul Elzondo
The AYSCO's objectives are to provide quality coaching, officiating and playing fields; to stimulate competition through competitive league and to maintain a recreational and developmental program.
The Culebra Creek Soccer Complex, adjacent to the existing fields on FM 1560, will add 5 large fields to the 7 fields located on the complex. This not only will enable more practice space for the organization's growing membership, it will provide many opportunities for growth of tournaments attracting players from all of San Antonio, the entire state and the rest of the country. The addition of Culebra Creek Soccer Park will provide more green space for youth soccer players in one of the most rapidly growing areas of San Antonio. This soccer venue also will enable the potential to bring both select college showcase tournaments and U.S. Youth Regional Soccer games to San Antonio, a region not currently viewed as offering ideal soccer venues.