Dumfries, VA - The Ali Krieger Sports Complex at Potomac Shores held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the official opening of the park. Complete with new Shaw Sports Turf soccer fields, the 29.7 acre sports complex is named after internationally-renowned soccer star Ali Krieger, an area native and member of the 2015 winning Women’s World Cup team. The 2015 Women’s World Cup was played on Shaw Sports Turf at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
The new complex features sports fields with lights, concessions with comfort facilities and a children’s playground.
“I’m very honored to have such an impressive sports complex named after me in my hometown,” said Ali Krieger. "I played countless hours of soccer growing up in Prince William County, and I am so happy that young people here now will get to play at the Ali Krieger Sports Complex.”
Shaw Sports Turf was selected as the artificial turf provider for the soccer fields in the complex because of its quality, weight, warranty and turnkey installation. The PowerBlade HP system provides the foundation athletes need to harness their power and showcase their potential. It is the go-to system for sports like soccer where interaction with both athlete and the ball is critical, and is comprised of long-lasting monofilament fibers designed to play and look like natural grass.
Shaw Sports Turf’s partners on this project, GTR Turf, a local Virginia area installer with over 20 years of experience, and Core Site Group, a creative and growing land development and construction firm came together to deliver top quality, seamless installation.
"I'm happy Shaw Sports Turf could be involved with Krieger Park. It was great to work with Core Site Group and GTR Turf to make the project happen. This will be something the community can be proud of for years to come." said Shaw Sports Turf, Territory Manager, Andrew Barksdale.
July 28 will mark the launch of Ali Krieger Football Camps (AKFC) at the Ali Krieger Sports Complex. AKFC is an ongoing series of instruction sessions, clinics and camps to be held nationwide for both youth and adult soccer players, along with parents and guardians. The Ali Krieger Sports Complex is an important addition to the community in terms of economic impact and it will serve as a home base for many of the camps.
ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.