From Sacramento: I-80 West to Vacaville. Exit I-80 West at Monte Vista Ave Exit. After exiting freeway, Turn left at stoplight on Monte Vista Ave. Continue to first stoplight, Browns Valley Parkway. Turn Right on Browns Valley Parkway approx 1 mile to stoplight, Allison Drive. Turn right onto Allison Drive. This is the entrance to Centennial Park. Continue on Allison to rear of Centennial Park. Horse Creek Soccer Complex is at the northern edge of Centennial Park.
From Vallejo: I-80 East to Vacaville. Exit I-80 East at Allison Rd. After exiting freeway, stay in left lane. Turn left at light and go over freeway. Stay on Allison Rd. approximately 1.5 miles, at next light, continue into Centennial Park. Continue on Allison to rear of Centennial Park. Horse Creek Soccer Complex is at the northern edge of Centennial Park.
What is the project, how many fields, when did it start ?
Where are the fields located?
What has happened so far, when will the project be completed ?
Who owns the land ?
Who will have use of the fields ?
Is there a need for volunteers ?
What is the projected cost of the project, how much do we have now ?
How do I donate, and is the money used only for this project ?
1. What is the project, How many fields, When did it start?
The project was conceived in 1990 after Jon White, a VYSL soccer coach attended a weekend tournament at Cherry Island in Sacramento. Mr. White approached the city of Vacaville in 1992 regarding the feasibility of a site like Cherry Island in Vacaville. With the City’s approval Mr. White asked C.Y.S.A. North to consider the Vacaville site for a ten field regional soccer facility. Three other Cities had requested consideration for the regional facility. The City of Vacaville site was selected over the other three cities, but C.Y.S.A. North later decided not to fund the project because the expansive soil found at the site did not meet their requirements. At that point Jon White, sought approval from the City of Vacaville to proceed with the soccer field project and along with major support of the Vacaville community, The Vacaville Youth Soccer League and the City of Vacaville, approval from the City of Vacaville was granted to proceed with a revised soccer field project and construction began in the fall of 1998.
The project consisted of 4 initial soccer fields (ready for use in the fall of 2000) with plans for more fields in the future. The time schedule for the future fields will depend on fundraising and a new long term exclusive land use agreement with the city of Vacaville which should commence in year 2015. In addition to the additional fields there are plans for a building (or buildings) which will house the restrooms, concession stand, meeting room, soccer shop, and maintenance garage.
2. Where are the fields located ?
The Horsecreek Soccer Complex is located just North of the Centennial Baseball fields on Browns Valley Parkway. The extension of Allison Parkway, north of Interstate 80, will cross Browns Valley Parkway and end at the soccer complex.
3. What has happened so far, and when will the project be completed ?
4 fields have been completed, the drainage system is installed for the entire site, a meeting facility / Clubhouse has been erected and a small maintenance area is being utilized. The future expansion will commence through grant and fundraising support once VYSL and The City of Vacaville secure a new long term exclusive land use agreement which should commence in year 2015.
4. Who owns the land ?
The City of Vacaville owns the land, but VYSL is in the process of securing another long term lease on the land through a MOU agreement.
5. Who will have use of the fields ?
VYSL will use the fields most of the time, but fields may be leased or rented to adult and other leagues to generate funds for maintenance and enhancements. All divisions of VYSL will share field time.
6. Is there a need for volunteers ?
In the future major portions of work at the Horsecreek Soccer Complex will be contracted out; however, volunteers will be necessary for the league to operate and continue to grow and be successful and are always welcome.
7. What is the projected cost of the project, how much do we have so far ?
8. How do I donate, and is the money used only for this project ?
Anyone can donate by sending a check payable to: Horse Creek Soccer Project, P.O. Box 73, Vacaville, CA 95696. The funds are held in a separate account and will be used only for this project. A receipt, which includes the VYSL tax ID Number, will be mailed to donors. VYSL is a 501C3 Non Profit Corporation.