Frequently asked questions:
1. Who owns the Edwardsburg Sports Complex?
Edwardsburg Sports Complex, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the leadership of a Board of Directors, so the complex has no "owner." The complex is not a municipal park or part of the Edwardsburg Public Schools.
2. Who is funding the project?
League player fees and field rental fees help cover our costs to operate our existing facilities. Individual and family donations, foundation gifts, and corporate gifts have fueled new construction and growth at the complex.
3. I don't have children in soccer, so what's in it for me?
The complex is a place with something for everyone, and grows in opportunities as we add new sports and recreation spaces each year. In addition to hosting youth athletics, we have a cross-country walking/running trail that provides low-impact fitness to people of all ages. Furthermore, our playground and picnic pavilion are perfect spaces for family activities.
4. Can I hold a gathering in the picnic spaces?
If you are interested in exclusive use of a picnic area, you can reserve the picnic pavilion here.
5. Can I bring my dog to the complex?
Dogs are not allowed on the athletic fields or surrounding turf, so pets may not come to the complex as spectators. However, dogs may be taken on the walking trail if kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet; owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet. Additionally, please do not leave pets in cars.
6. What field is my child's game/practice on?
The athletic organizations that call the complex home do their own scheduling, so you should have gotten that information from your coach. We do our best to keep updated field layouts available and have as much information as possible. Find our most recent field map here.
7. Why aren't all fields available each season?
Sometimes, after a field has had especially heavy use, we "rest" a field for a season, which means we don't schedule teams to use it because we think the plants are unhealthy or it is unsafe for play. Grass is a plant, and like most other living things, it doesn't like to be walked on. With too much stress from foot traffic, the grass plants die and leave fields with exposed areas (like in front of soccer goals). These dirt areas are usually highly compacted, making them unsafe places for an athlete to fall. Healthy grass plants make lush, thick fields, and are much safer for play by athletes of all ages, so we do what we need to do to keep our fields healthy, including giving plants extra time to recover from stress.
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