West U Sports Leagues to Benefit from New Houston Express Soccer Club Facility
Houston Express Soccer Club has announced the ground-breaking of its newest facility located at McGovern Park near the corner of Stella Link and Holcombe Boulevard in Southwest Houston.
The redevelopment of McGovern Park represents a historic collaboration between three youth sports leagues –HESC, West University Little League, and West University Softball – and Annunciation Orthodox School, a private school serving children through Grade 8.
“Nothing like this exists in Houston or surrounding areas that is dedicated to youth soccer,” said HESC president Bob Corrigan.
Under the agreement, the club and AOS will share a championship-caliber stadium with artificial lighting, covered spectator seating, concessions, bathrooms and locker rooms, and an auxiliary field adjacent to the stadium. West U Softball and AOS will have a similar arrangement with respect to a softball field also located in the park.
“This first-class facility, when coupled with the club’s other field complexes, will give the club the absolute best facilities for youth soccer in the Greater Houston area and perhaps the state,” Director of Coaching Mark Gibbs said.
“Our club has nearly doubled in size over the last five years, to approximately 2,500 boys and girls,” HESC Vice President Adrian Crespo said. “McGovern Park will allow the club to absorb this growth and plan for future growth while ensuring that the club’s young athletes continue to have the best training environment in which to hone their skills.”
McGovern Park will be ready for competition beginning in fall 2012.