NICOLLET — A groundbreaking is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Caswell North Soccer Complex, near the intersection of Lo Ray and Carlson drives.
The soccer facility is near the existing Caswell Park softball complex. It will include a “premier field” that will be available for Mankato school district and Loyola soccer teams for special games and events; two other regulation-size fields; three small pitches for the youngest players; and four mid-size fields.
The first phase of the new facility is expected to cost about $531,000.
The complex is a joint effort of the city, Mankato United Soccer Club and the Mankato Area Public School District, which donated the land. The club donated $150,000 for construction, plus annual contributions.
The first games are expected to be played in 2014.