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Work underway for Assumption sports complex

Work’s underway in Davenport right now on a new sports complex. It’s a different sight at St. Vincent’s. Crews have been out digging up dirt t...

Work's underway in Davenport right now on a new sports complex.

It's a different sight at St. Vincent's. Crews have been out digging up dirt to make way for the new Assumption High School sports complex.

"It`s been really exciting to see what`s happened," said Assumption High School President, Andy Craig.

Along with a new softball field there will also be two practice fields built. Right now the school doesn't have enough fields for every sport to practice, leaving some students commuting to another facility to do so.

"Our kids can get done with class, hit the locker room and then walk over here you know, versus having to hop in their cars. It`s a safety issue for us you don`t want a kid having to drive to practice. We would rather have them as close to our campus as possible," said Craig.

Even though Assumption owns the property, they're offering the fields to other private schools in Scott County and St. Ambrose University.

However, not everyone is sold on the idea. From the start of the project neighbors have been opposed.

"They just ruined a beautiful site and a beautiful neighborhood," said neighbor, John Burroughs.

Burroughs not sure his feelings will change, but Craig thinks the concerns will go away once they see the final product.

"Right now it's looks like a bunch of dirt which isn`t very aesthetically pleasing, but the end result will be," said Craig.

Depending on the weather the fields could be ready to be played on as early as March 2016.

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