LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington Sporting Club has filed plans to build a 6,000-seat stadium and youth soccer complex on a site off Newtown Pike near I-75. On Tuesday, the first stage of this process could be approved, but there is some backsliding.
Staff have recommended the project be approved with some additional changes, and Lexington Soccer Club has presented its updated proposal to the committee, but there is still much opposition.
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So far, we have heard from pro-development people.
Committee approval would allow the Lexington Sporting Club to build its youth sports complex with 12 soccer fields. The grounds would be off Newtown Pike near I-75 and a professional stadium would be the next of their proposals.
And from what we have already seen in the meeting, there has been a lot of resistance from rural neighbours.
They fear the resort will bring too much traffic and noise to an area surrounded by horse farms. Some neighbors say their concern is mainly with the stadium and future development, rather than the youth football pitches.
“The more we give, the more development is going to happen and fundamentally this decision today will impact development for the next 20 to 30 years on Russell Cave Road and Newtown Pike,” said Larmon Cowles, who s opposed to development.
The whole project would be financed by private funds and would not use any public money.
We are still waiting to see if the committee will approve the proposal. We will keep you posted.
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