Soccer Complex on The Fly?

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An Overview

How Audubon’s public-private structure enabled The Fly June 6, 2016

Save the Fly links:

SAVE THE FLY/THE RIVERVIEW NOLA– A link to the Save the Fly Petition

Save the Fly Facebook 

Carrollton Boosters link:

Carrollton Boosters website


WWL: Two Audubon board members to resign after ‘The Fly’ project raises questions of conflict– New Orleans Advocate- April 6

Supporter says soccer complex at ‘The Fly’ is dead– WWL- March 28th

Soccer complex on The Fly is dead, Carrollton Boosters withdraw support– March 28th

Beverage company director responds to Audubon controversy– WWL – March 18th

Eyes on The Fly: How structural racism subtly undercuts plans for a ‘public good’– The Lens- March 16th

Audubon board members have ties to ‘Fly’ soccer complex– WWL- March 16th

“Save the Fly” organizers request special zoning protections to slow Carrollton Boosters soccer field development– Uptown Messenger – March 2nd

Opponents of soccer complex on The Fly ‘toast’ to honor ‘the porch of Uptown’ 28th

With soccer complex, The Fly would be overrun by ballfields, detractors say Feb 23rd

Neighbors vent about Carrollton Boosters soccer complex before City Council, to little avail– Uptown Messenger- Feb 17th

Supporters, opponents of sports complex on ‘The Fly’ argue their cases to the City Council-The New Orleans Advocate – Feb 17th

Group opposes soccer field development on The Fly in Audubon Park– -Feb 15th

Proposed $4 million sports complex at Audubon Park ‘Fly’ ignites differing opinions-The New Orleans Advocate- Feb 14th


Supplemental Information

Plea to City Council: Don’t pave our parks! Let the public have a say in what goes where– 2015 New Orleans Advocate