Glenpool Soccer Complex Dedicated Tuesday

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 10:14 pm
By: News On 6

The Glenpool soccer complex is now finished. A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday at the South County Recreation Center.

The complex includes six fields, a concession area, and restrooms.

The city says the project is an important part of the quality of life in Glenpool and a place to welcome visitors.

“We try to use this as an economic development tool and we want people to come into our city,” said Glenpool Mayor Tim Fox.  “We want them to see our city and see the amenities we’re bringing into our city, and this being one of them.”

The fields are named in honor of the Reverend Urban Green, a one-time missionary who worked to start and support Glenpool's youth soccer program. He was named Glenpool Citizen of the Year in 2000 in part for his efforts in forming the Beeline Soccer Association in 1997.

"Reverend Green was an inspiration to future soccer players, parents, coaches, and civic leaders — and that is why the playing fields here at the Glenpool Soccer Complex are dedicated as the Urban Green Memorial Fields," Fox said.

The project cost more than $1 million, partially paid for by Vision 2025 funds and Glenpool’s 2011 construction bond funds.