As reported by Kate Briquelet in The Brooklyn Paper, several local private schools–St. Francis College, Brooklyn Friends School, and Packer Collegiate Institute, along with unidentified others–have expressed their desire to see a regulation sized soccer field with a year-round bubble enclosure and accompanying facilities, built on Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ms. Briquelet quotes Doreen Gallo, president of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance, who has worked to get the schools to support the project, as saying the schools are willing to operate the facility, but that they will make it available to the community. The plans for Pier 5 included a field, though not a regulation sized one, enclosed by a bubble, but the plan was scrapped when the Park’s request for proposals got no takers. Park spokesperson Ellen Ryan is quoted in the Brooklyn Paper article as saying Pier 5 is too small to accommodate a regulation sized field.
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