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Introducing...INDOOR SPACE!

December 21, 2012 06:52 PM
Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jacobson Exhibition Center, interior
Jacobson Exhibition Center, interior
DES MOINES, Iowa (December 21, 2012)  The Des Moines metro area has a new indoor soccer facility at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The newly installed turf at the Jacobson Exhibition Center, located just off 30th and Walnut Streets, features 1-inch all-weather turf, netting, goals and striping for one large field of approximately 76 yards by 38 yards or two smaller fields.
The Fairgrounds has partnered with the Iowa Soccer Association to coordinate field rental, which is available to all member soccer clubs and teams through March 17, 2013. Contact Ian Bradley at Iowa Soccer, 515-205-0886, for pricing and reservations.  In addition, Iowa Soccer will host the first-ever indoor tournament at Jacobson January 11-13, 2013. It is for adult teams.
"The new soccer facility showcases the flexibility of the Fairgrounds and its facilities," said Fair Manager/CEO Gary Slater. "We are pleased to partner with the Iowa Soccer Association to offer another option for the many soccer teams and clubs needing indoor practice fields."
"There is a need for indoor training space in our state," stated Bradley "and we're thrilled that an existing facility has been opened to our soccer community."
Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Iowa’s most flexible event center hosting events ranging from gymnastics and wrestling meets, to craft and livestock shows. For more information about booking events for the other 354 days of the year, visit To schedule a tour, call Chris Baker at 515.262.3111 ext. 221. or email for more details.
Over 33,000 youth players, 2,000 adult players and 4,000 coaches are registered members of Iowa Soccer. The mission of the Iowa Soccer Association is to foster, promote and perpetuate the sport of soccer.



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