Investigation unveils mismanagement of Redding Soccer Park

Jun 9, 2015 4:48 PM by News Staff, Photo: Redding Soccer Park

A Shasta County Grand Jury investigation into the Redding Soccer Park has found the facility's playing fields are deteriorating, but there is no money available for turf replacement.

An investigation into the park's financial situation and field conditions was launched after the Grand Jury received a complaint alleging ineffective management between the Shasta Regional Soccer Association and the City of Redding.

According to the Gard Jury report, as part of a lease agreement with the City of Redding, the Shasta Regional Soccer Association (SRSA) was required to establish and maintain a "replacement fund."

As agreed upon in 2005, the "replacement fund" would be fed by six percent of the park's gross revenue and its sole purpose would be for park maintenance, however investigators discovered the fund was only established in February of this year and contains just $2,300. Turf repairs are expected to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.5 million.

The Grand Jury report blames both the SRSA and the City of Redding for the current situation, and provides a handful of requirements and recommendations to be followed moving forward. You can see the entire report here.


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