Monday, July 23, 2012

The Almanac: ML residents oppose turfing fields

Mt. Lebanon is considering an upgrade to the municipality’s athletic fields, but the idea does not please some Mt. Lebanon residents.

At the commissioners meeting July 10, residents spoke against plans to lay artificial turf on two connecting fields to Dixon Field called Wildcat and Middle fields. The fields are directly next to each other and across the parking lot from Dixon Field. According to commissioner Kristen Linfante, the turfed fields combined would make for a large single, multi-purpose field that could accommodate multiple sports at any given time. The fields, used by the Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association and the Mt. Lebanon Girls Softball Association, currently have grass.

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