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Discussion: Cesar Chavez
|Sept. 10, 2008|
> I disagree vehemently with the mis-characterization of the fields at
> Chavez as being unsafe.
>They were substantially improved last year. In addition, the city has gone to great pains and expense to improve and beautify the surrounding area.
The area is no more dangerous than Desert West or Rose Mofford or Papago. Unfortunately any parking lot of any sports complex in any major city falls victim to
> vehicle break-ins.
> In addition, the fields themselves are prepped between games, there will
> be water in the dugout, concessions and tournament merchandise will be
> available. These fields have all of the basic amenities that put them
> in the category of good-to-excellent softball complexes when compared
> with facilities throughout the country.
> Some make it sound as if we are putting teams on inferior fields in a
> dangerous section of town. That is a categorically a false impression.
> We bring the World Championships to Phoenix because it is one of the few
> cities in the country with enough quality softball complexes to host a
> tournament this size -- and that includes the Cesar Chavez Complex.
> I believe you will find the fields very good and the surrounding parkland beautiful.
> Terry Hennessy
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