The expansion of the Bethalto Sports Complex began almost a year ago, and is nearing completion. Work was ahead of schedule for a while, but the wet spring and summer slowed progress slightly. The second phase of the sports complex includes the addition of six multi-purpose ball diamonds, a soccer field, football field, spectator bleachers, rest rooms, concession stand, parking areas and green space.
Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow:
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He says the original hope was to have the football and soccer fields ready for play this fall, but that likely will not be the case. Now, Winslow says the fields should be ready for play by the start of the 2015 season.