PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA., (Oct. 13, 2015) — Potomac Shores in Prince William County, Virginia, hosted a groundbreaking and naming ceremony on Columbus Day, October 12, for a future sports complex that will bear the name of nationally renowned soccer star Ali Krieger, a graduate of nearby Forest Park High School and a member of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion team. Krieger and approximately 200 fans of the home-grown hero, including officials from the county, local sports groups and our company, were present for the event.
When completed, the Ali Krieger Sports Complex, to be situated on 29.7 acres adjacent to St. John Paul the Great High School, will feature nine multi-purpose fields; a softball field; two Little League fields; a tot lot; restrooms; and parking. The public complex is being built by our company as part of a 2013 rezoning-proffer agreement with the county. Earth-moving work for the sports complex began this past summer as part of a larger phase of Potomac Shores’ development, the beginning of the Southern Neighborhoods. It is expected that most of the earthwork for the sports complex will be completed in 2016 and the first phase of five athletic fields is anticipated to open in 2017.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington recently entered into an agreement that will allow the community and Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School to share the complex and parking. The sports complex is expected to see a great deal of use from local athletic teams of all ages and it will be one of the last major parks developed in this part of Prince William County.