The three soccer fields at Mud Creek Soccer Complex is closed until March while crews transition the three fields to turf.

Cobb soccer complex closed for 4 months during $1.7M switch to turf

The Mud Creek Soccer Complex in Powder Springs is closed until March as it undergoes a $1.7 million transition from Bermuda grass to synthetic turf.

Mud Creek, with its three soccer fields, closed Nov. 1, said county spokesman Ross Cavitt, so crews could remove the grass, excavate several inches of soil, grade and install a drainage system under the field, and install the turf.

Cobb’s commissioners decided nearly a year ago in December that Mud Creek and athletics fields at two other county facilities would get turf.

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Hubert Soccer Complex was scheduled to close the same day as Mud Creek. The pricetag for Hubert’s overhaul is $2.2 million.

The other revamping is going on at Terrell Mill Park in Marietta. Cavitt said Terrell Mill’s one field will close in late November or December. That will come at a cost of about $1 million.

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There are also some new lights being put on the fields.

At Mud Creek, crews will move some field lighting poles to new locations, replace underground wiring and install new LED field lights for $468,000.

The park is located at 5600 Ernest Barrett Parkway.

Cavitt said the projects were paid for via two SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds — 2011 and 2016.

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In other soccer news:

Atlanta United is about to finish its inaugural season, and already it has broken Major League Soccer attendance records. The pro soccer team plays its last regular season home game against Toronto FC on Sunday, when it expects fans to pack Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Watch as Atlanta United's faithful were revved up for goals during the team's Oct. 3 game against Minnesota United.

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