Elmbrook United is proud to announce that we have officially launched our Turf Field Campaign! We’re excited at the possibility of adding state-of-the-art turf playing surfaces to Voigt Soccer Park and our plan is to provide Elmbrook United’s 2000+ families the ability to train and play on a state-of-the-art turf playing surface in almost all weather conditions. We have a fantastic opportunity to improve our soccer facilities at Voigt Soccer Park by converting grass playing fields into turf fields.
One of the major benefits of an artificial turf field is that its usage is not affected as dramatically by inclement weather. Because of better drainage and the absence of soil, artificial turf fields are ready for play after (or even during) a weather event much sooner than a natural grass field might be.
The durability of turf also means that the potential exists to play more games, more often. Where a natural grass field might need to be “rested” so that maintenance can be performed between games, an artificial turf field does not require this. A turf field(s) would also give us the benefit of playing outdoors for a much longer period of the year.
Joe Luedke, EBU’s Director of Coaching, strongly believes that a turf field(s) is necessary to maintain competitive equality with other area clubs, the majority of which already have access to turf fields. Clubs with turf fields enjoy the advantages of fewer disruptions to player, parent, coach and staff schedules, more practices and closer adherence to coaches’ planned training regimens, and increased flexibility in scheduling and rescheduling games. We believe EBU players and parents deserve those same advantages.
The club is fortunate to have such nice facilities, and with your help, we can make the club even stronger by improving the facilities and providing a great experience for youth soccer players of the future for many years to come.
It is an exciting time for the Club. We’re confident that turf field(s) will help to take us to the next level and provide many benefits for years to come. However, we will need the support and help of our members and the community to achieve our goal. Please consider supporting Elmbrook United by making a tax-exempt donation. For more information, visit our turf field page.