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Mayfield's soccer fields deal concluded

Original post made on Jan 16, 2012

After a year and a half on the sidelines, the concept of transforming the corner of Page Mill Road and El Camino Real into soccer fields finally kicked off Tuesday with the long-awaited announcement of a development agreement between Stanford University and the City of Palo Alto. According to the deal, the city will lease the 6-acre Mayfield parcel from Stanford for $1 a year for 51 years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 15, 2004, 8:52 AM

Comments

Posted by Tom, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm

"The turf is expected to be artificial, according to City Manger Frank Benest, with the city footing the cost to upgrade the turf from natural, which Stanford will pay for, to artificial."

Doubtless the artificial turf is needed because the weather here is so bad. Doubtless. But why call changing natural grass to artificial turf an "upgrade"? Seriously? Ever played on artificial turf? (2) Have you asked soccer players what they prefer? Talk about adding insult to injury.