The Hubert Soccer Complex is one of the three Cobb County athletic fields that are set to receive artificial turf instead of continuing to be planted with Bermuda grass. 
Photo: Carolyn Cunningham/For The AJC
Photo: Carolyn Cunningham/For The AJC

Cobb soccer complex closing for months during $2.2M transition to turf

The Hubert Soccer Complex will soon close for four months as part of its $2.2 million overhaul from Bermuda grass to synthetic turf.

The four soccer pitches in Acworth will be closed from Nov. 1 to March, said county spokesman Ross Cavitt.

During that time, crews will remove the grass, excavate several inches of soil, grade and install a drainage system under the field, and install the turf.

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That all comes with a price tag of $2,263,265.74, Cavitt said. There will also be other electrical and field lighting work done at an estimate of nearly $75,000. Cavitt said the projects were paid for via two SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds — 2011 and 2016.

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

Hubert Park, on Cobb Parkway near Lakeside Marketplace, opened in September 2008, according to a county newsletter.

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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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