High school and youth soccer fans and parents will have a place to sit on the sidelines of the Rumsey south multipurpose field this year.
Armed with a matching grant of $2,800 from the Mogollon Sporting Association, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Schwind is in the process of purchasing bleachers for the field.
The cost of the stands that will seat about 70 people is $5,625, Schwind said. The stands, which are elevated for better viewing, will be erected on the north side of the field, directly in the middle.
Schwind anticipates the stands will be in place before the high school season begins in December. The Longhorns boys and girls junior varsity and varsity teams play their home games on the field.
Because there have been no bleachers, those who have attended games in the past had to stand or bring their own folding chairs.
A scoreboard is next on the list of field improvements. Schwind has submitted a request to Qwest for a matching grant to purchase a $3,500 scoreboard. The scoreboard could be used in the youth and high school soccer programs as well as the inaugural youth flag football league which will begin next month.