Youth Focus: More on the Proposed Soccer Facility at the AMF Site

South Milwaukee is getting closer to having an indoor youth soccer/futsal facility at the former AMF South Park Lanes.

The new owners of the site came before the South Milwaukee Plan Commission on Monday for a public hearing and discussion of their plans to convert the former bowling alley into a three indoor soccer/futsal fields, offering a local alternative to local soccer teams, especially area youth.

Here is NOW coverage from the meeting. The Plan Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit for the facility, and the matter now heads to the full South Milwaukee Common Council for our May 1 meeting.

I want to thank those who spoke at the public hearing. There were a number of valid concerns raised, from traffic to safety and security to hours of operation to building appearance. The commission took those to heart and spelled out a number of conditions for the owners, to ensure this will be a development we can all be proud of. This includes no hours of operation after 10 p.m. and the closure of a service drive that was too often used as a connecting street through the property.

I’m excited about the prospects of this project. As the father of a youth soccer player, I know there is a shortage of indoor space for kids (and adults), validated at the meeting by the facility operator, a longtime member of the youth soccer community who plans to move his youth league to South Milwaukee.

The facility will also attract plenty of visitors to our city, which I love.

I’ll keep you posted as the ball continues to roll here.

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One response to “Youth Focus: More on the Proposed Soccer Facility at the AMF Site

  1. Peggy

    What is the status of the proposed indoor soccer facility? Cease work order sign on door until proper permits are obtained.

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