About the Project
The new MCAS Miramar Youth Sports Complex project started on November 3, 2008, and was completed on April 3, 2009. The project includes 170,000 sq. ft.
of synthetic turf and a 800 sq. ft. concession stand. The turf has the feel of natural grass and allows for all-weather playability, low maintenance and unlimited playing time. The concession building includes
restroom facilities. MCAS Miramar anticipates saving 7.2 million gallons of water and over $90,000
per year. Converting the fields from grass to synthetic turf saves water and eliminates mowing, fertilizing and reseeding expenses.
MCAS Miramar Quality of Life
The new Youth Sports Complex will greatly enhance the MCAS Miramar
community’s Quality of Life for youth as well as service members who participate
in recreational sports. The Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Youth Sports program has a total of 1,204 children (3–15 years old) participating in 120 teams with over 160 volunteer coaches. Over the years, Youth Sports has had a steady increase of participants in each of the sports programs offered. Such programs include: spring and fall soccer, flag football, baseball, t-ball, softball, volleyball, golf, tennis and basketball. MCCS Youth Sports is in the process of adding a running program and field hockey.
The Intramural Soccer League will also utilize the field. The soccer program consists of 6 vs. 6 and 9 vs. 9 league with over 300 active duty players.
The Youth Sports Complex is a great asset to the MCAS Miramar Community serving all eligible patrons.
APRIL 24, 2009 –
MCCS AND SODEXO PARTNER TO IMPROVE YOUTH SPORTS officials from Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and Sodexo Government Services met to kick off a year-long youth sports sponsorship program. Under the program, Sodexo made a cash donation of $61,500 that will be used to improve youth sports activities at installations world-wide. They also agreed to provide an end of season pizza party for sports participants at 11 installations where Sodexo has operations in the continental United States. On hand to accept the donation were (from the left) Terrill Wicks, Section Head Children, Youth and Teen Program, Greg Verone, Sodexo President of Government Services, Timothy R. Larsen, Director Personal and Family Readiness Division, and David Bennett, Senior Vice President for Defense East. [ more ]