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    DE Turf Megacility Making an Impact

    DE Turf opened in April to substantial fanfare, and with good reason. The $24-million sports complex is considered one of the largest multipurpose sports facilities on the East Coast.

    DE Turf is on pace to host 20 tournaments this year (double its initial assessment) and studies show the facility’s estimated economic impact on its region will be $18 million per year. DE Turf officials reportedly are hoping to expand to at least 25 tournaments annually and are angling to bring travel teams and tournaments across the Mid-Atlantic to Delaware.

    Kent County, where DE Turf is located, resides within a four-hour drive of more than 20 million people, which makes it an enticing locale for youth sporting events.

    The moment one gazes at this impressive complex, the excitement that has gripped the Delaware region becomes clear. DE Turf resides on 85 acres and features 12 rectangular synthetic turf fields (including five with lighting) and scoreboards. The fields are covered with artificial turf to reduce maintenance, enabling the sports season to continue longer than it would on grass fields. The complex also houses a major 700-seat championship stadium and a world-class indoor field house complex.

    Among the sports DE Turf is catered to accommodate are soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, football and Ultimate Frisbee.

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