Football fields sidelined 2 years by vandals may reopen, without frills
Huddling after practicing Saturday at a field at 30th and Burdette Streets are, from left in front, Taekwon Johnson, 10; Herbert Fant, 12; and Chaz Cullum, 10. The City of Omaha is looking into reopening the Heavy Hitters' home field in Levi Carter Park.
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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Monday, November 4, 2013 12:00 am.