Work to resume at N.O. soccer stadium site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Last year, New Orleans soccer fans rejoiced at the news that the city was finally moving forward with a long-discussed soccer stadium in the Algiers neighborhood.

But after an initial flurry, work at the site was halted.

The Advocate reports officials now say construction should resume in spring 2013.

The Behrman Soccer/Rugby Complex at Behrman Memorial Park is expected to be completed by early 2014. C. Hayne Rainey, a spokesperson for Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Rainey said the $12.8 million project was delayed while the city and state ironed out changes in funding methods.

State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, who helped secure the funding for the project, said an additional delay resulted from the need to allow the dirt to settle at the site.

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