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Supporters of soccer complex at 'the Fly' abandon proposal

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It appears an expanded soccer footprint at the Fly has been placed on hold and will not move forward, according to a statement from Carrollton Boosters.

In a prepared statement released Monday morning said efforts to put another soccer field near the Mississippi River has “failed to yield consensus.”

"Based on the decision by John Payne, who designed and raised the funds for the proposed Sports Complex, it is with deep regret that I announce that Carrollton Boosters is withdrawing its proposal to bring additional recreational opportunities to Audubon Riverview Park, also known as The Fly,” said Rini Marcus, president of the Carrollton Boosters board of directors.

 “For the past several months our organization and Audubon Commission has worked tirelessly to address concerns expressed by the community in an effort to devise a revised plan for how to best expand youth athletics in New Orleans while preserving one of our city’s precious green spaces.

 “Unfortunately, those discussions have failed to yield consensus on a way forward. Carrollton Boosters provides sports programming for children from 135 different schools and approximately 4,200 families. With this proposed soccer project, our organization’s only goal was to further our mission of cultivating a spirit of sportsmanship, teamwork and competition within our community.’’

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