NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is publicly supporting the development of a soccer complex at the Fly.
In a tweet Brees says the project to build a sports complex on the land fills a great need for our children and maintains perfect land use balance for the Fly.
Brees is a major donor for the project.
The sports complex would use 2 1/2 acres of the 40 acre space.
Many critics don't want to see any changes to the green space.
A change.org petition now has more than 7,000 signatures.