Sandwich chain co-founder says kids can use his field for soccer until new facility opens

Associated Press

A co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain says kids in Danbury, Connecticut, can continue to play soccer on a field he owns until a new athletic field is ready to open.

Peter Buck purchased the 13-acre field from the city for about $3.2 million in September with plans to build a warehouse for personal items.

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That left the Danbury Youth Soccer Club looking for another place to play.

Mayor Mark Boughton tells the News-Times of Danbury (http://bit.ly/1z0maAB ) that when Buck found out he would be displacing children, he volunteered to postpone his development plans.

The city is preparing to build a $1 million multipurpose athletic field between the Mill Ridge Primary School and the Westside Middle School, which is expected to be ready in about 18 months.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com