EUGENE, Ore.- After months of fundraising, the Eugene Civil Alliance starts work on creating the new Civic Park in South Eugene.
The iconic Civic Stadium burned down back in 2015.
Over the last two and a half years, Eugene Civil Alliance has put together plans and raised $30 million for Civic Park.
The area will be getting a full makeover with a brand-new soccer field, community park, field house for kids sports and two basketball courts.
It's a new future for the space and for kids who lack room to play sports.
“It has a history of folks getting together, recreating, enjoying sports, enjoying high school activities and community events and what we're trying to do here is recapture that spirit,” said Eugene civil alliance co executive director, Derek Johnson.
The site is currently being prepped for construction later this spring when the field and recreational areas will be built.
The Eugene Civic Alliance will officially break ground with a ceremony this Sunday, October 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate the new Civic Park and soccer field.
It will begin with a commemoration of the facility where E.C.A. representatives and community leaders will discuss the history of the project, plans for the facility, and the impact it will have on the community.
Guests will be encouraged to break ground around the Civic Park site.