Football fields sidelined 2 years by vandals may reopen, without frills

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Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013 12:00 am

Youth football fields in Omaha's Levi Carter Park may finally reopen more than two years after brazen metal thieves pillaged what had been a sterling addition to Omaha city parks and northeast Omaha.

But the city, plagued by costly metal-theft damage to parks across Omaha, probably won't make the football fields' lights shine on Friday nights, or any others, at Levi Carter's Jerry Parks Youth Football Complex. And football teams may have to provide their own portable toilets — probably outside a building that the city earlier erected to house restrooms, a concession stand and a public address announcer's booth.

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