The city of O’Fallon is ready to kick off events at its new artificial turf soccer complex in O’Fallon Family Sports Park.

Instead of a ribbon-cutting, a soccer ball kicking ceremony is slated for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 to celebrate the opening of the seven new fields.

Besides use by locals, the hope is that the new facility to make O’Fallon a destination for large tournaments, bringing more people to town to spend money on hotels, at restaurants, etc.

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