New Castle County is converting Soccer Field #2 at Banning Park from a natural grass facility into an artificial turf facility. Improvements to vehicular and pedestrian access and expanded parking at the park entrance, along with enhancements to storm water management and landscape beautification, will also occur.
The new artificial turf field will be striped for both full FIFA-regulation 11 v 11 matches and two simultaneous 9 v 9 matches. The existing field lighting will remain and expanded bleacher seating will be added. All future use of Field #2 will be by reservation with the Parks Permit Office only.
Please note that during construction, visitors may experience disruptions at the main entrance to the park.
Contract Award and Preliminary Construction
Construction: Tentatively scheduled for the summer and fall of 2021