School Wants to Add Soccer Field to Its 22 State Titles

Rezoning proposal for field heads to Dallas City Council

Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 12:15 AM CDT
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Ursuline Academy of Dallas' proposal for a soccer field with light poles that go no higher than 45 feet has been approved by the city's planning commission.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Ursuline Academy of Dallas' proposal for a soccer field with light poles that go no higher than 45 feet has been approved by the city's planning commission.

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Perennial state soccer champ Ursuline Academy of Dallas is one step closer to finally winning the fight for home field advantage.

The Catholic college preparatory high school for girls on Walnut Hill Lane in Preston Hollow has 22 straight state titles but does not have its own soccer field.

Neighbors who don't want large, bright light poles in the area have been fighting the field.

Ursuline Academy is proposing that the poles go no higher than 45 feet, with special lights that shine only on the playing surface.

The city planning commission has approved the proposal, which now moves to the City Council for consideration.

Signs about the potential rezoning have been posted at the school's location.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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