Crestwood board votes to open soccer field to public

August 15, 2013 8:05:50 PM PDT
A controversy over a soccer field in the suburbs was put to a vote Thursday night and the Crestwood Village Board voted 5-to-1 to open the field to the general public.

A privately run soccer club that's been playing there for years was trying to fight village hall.

Mayor Louis Presta argued that all children in the village had the right to play at the field.

The land had been leased to the village for more than 20 years And only the Crestwood Soccer Club used it until now.

The club plans to relocate.