YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Every level of sports fan, athlete or spectator will soon have a new location in town to get their fix.
Navajo Fields, or the Yorktown Sports Complex, is currently in the process of being built which will accommodate a plethora of sports, including football, lacrosse, soccer, and more. Its not just the fields that will be built in Yorktown, however. CJ Diven, who is managing the project, hopes there will be every level of the games played at the center, whether its practice, mentoring from professionals and, of course, the game themselves.
The complex is located off of Route 6 in Jefferson Valley, down Navajo Street.
The idea is to enhance the game in every aspect, Diven said. We will have the fields for these different sports to play, and also help kids to meet professionals who can mentor them and teach them about the sport so that the Northeast can finally compete with other regions who have as big of a focus on sports as we do.
Although talks are still in the works, Diven has contacts with several different professionals who are interested in coming to Yorktown, to use the fields themselves and to teach young Yorktown athletic hopefuls.
We will expose the kids in Yorktown to the best of the best, whether its through different camps we host here, through practices, or just having different people visit to talk to them, he said.
Joseph Arseneau, who is also working on the project, said the fields will offer a little bit of everythingfor each sport, and for both the players and the parents. Navajo fields will be home to two full size baseball fields, two lacrosse fields, two soccer fields and two football fields.
This is really something that will put Yorktown, and the surrounding areas really on the map, Arseneau said.
For Diven, a Yorktown resident, he always wanted to allow young athletes in Yorktown, and surrounding areas the same facilities that other regions in the world do, so that they have a better chance for colleges, for professional athletic careers, and just for fun.
Its all for the love of the game, he said. This will give kids more opportunities to play, be discovered and practice, more than they had before.
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