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#175386 - 08/22/18 04:31 PM New USAMP Fields
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Does anyone know where the new USAMP fields and if there is progress on them?

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#175393 - 08/24/18 03:15 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I believe the USA/MP site is in Awendaw just past the Sewee Outpost on the left off highway 17N about 5 or 6 minutes past Carolina Park.

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#175394 - 08/24/18 04:27 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I remember that was what David thought but was looking for confirmation and possibly a more specific address. I drove past the area described and was able to identify any fields.

Do you (or anyone) have any idea if the capital improvements on the fields are underway?

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#175395 - 08/24/18 05:35 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I do not. The only new fields in the area I have seen progress on are the CBSCs on Daniel Island.

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#175435 - 09/05/18 09:34 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Guerins Bridge Rd.

USA/MP expansion


Congratulations USA/MP.

Not a bad location and Guerins goes back through the woods, Halfway Creek Rd all the way to Clements Ferry (and miss 41)

Exciting times, looking forward to a game or three at the complex.

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#175437 - 09/06/18 07:56 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I expect CASC will be playing some of their home games there once they are finished in 2019/20. That or build/utilize more fields in Berkley County (the area needs more fields, so good thing).

The reasons being: Town of Mt. Pleasant won't have much field time to offer with all the other MPRD needs and new external demands(like LAX); the rental costs will be high(they have been artificially low due to USAMP subsidies); and I assume a Berkley County org that frivolously sued the town and is offering the same service as MPRD will be last in line for fields.

That sounds harsh but is merely my opinion of the realities the club faces.

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#175438 - 09/07/18 10:29 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Not harsh at all, respect your view on the lawsuit.

Your post though does sound somewhat misinformed or odd with regard to our realities.

The reality is that since 2008 we have operated without MPRD (or USA) fields and have some good space for our membership (although not ideal). Any change occurring with MPRD and easing of access can only help us. The reason being anything is better than zero.

You may not know this we have an existing agreement (signed this summer) with MPRD that includes three fields and one being at Carolina Park.

I am not sure why the reference or assignment to Berkeley County is so relevant here. Our club office is centered in Park West, Mount Pleasant (Charleston County) and many of our fields are in Charleston County (that includes properties owned by the City and CCSD)

Back to the post, I'm hoping this new facility is included in one of the Leagues we participate in, and if it is, I'm sure using festival day formats, we will see some games there. Similarly I'd expect to see USA/MP play some of their games at Trident Academy.

We do have a desire to add fields (particularly larger ones) so stay tuned on that.
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#175519 - 11/09/18 06:51 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Looks like fieldwork has begun again on the Daniel Island fields the CBSC will use for some of the 2019 games in the Fall. It will be nice to have some additional fields the club and town can use. I was afraid any more of a delay would push the project back to 2020.

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#175520 - 11/09/18 01:15 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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That’s awesome. How many fields are they building?

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#175522 - 11/11/18 07:22 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Last plans I saw showed 5.

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#175667 - 01/10/19 12:54 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I drove by Guerins Bridge road site for USAMP and it didn't look like any work had been done. Does anyone know if the plans to build fields there have been scrapped?

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#175715 - 01/22/19 08:14 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Meant to note that there is a for sale sign on the lot as well

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#175720 - 01/22/19 12:15 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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http://www.usamountpleasant.com/new-field-development-expansion-announced

Is this no longer accurate? Does this mean they plan to continue to use the same fields they are using now?

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#175724 - 01/22/19 01:49 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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I'm not sure. I heard USAMP leased the land but that was last summer. Maybe you can sell the land with a lease intact?

The "Executive Director" of USAMP told the Town of Mt. P they needed to extend the sweetheart deal on Mt P fields through June 2019 and that they were starting to build out the site last June(2018).

Maybe that is not the current site and it hasn't been announced. I don't see any evidence of work.

Also not sure how long after initial seeding you have to wait to play on a field. A quick look on the interwebs said anywhere from 6-12 months, but that seems to be geared toward northern states.

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#175996 - 03/05/19 01:06 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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USAMP request to be granted a variance to remove 3 live oaks from the Awendaw property was declined. In USAMPs words "Without the variances the project [will] not be able to proceed, leaving USA-MP without fields to continue to practice and competition"

Sounds like the competition for MPRD fields will continue to be robust, and due to this high demand, very expensive.

I hope the club communicates the increase in fees prior to the May evaluations.

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#175997 - 03/05/19 09:03 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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So with patriots going away, does that mean they only have Carolina park?

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#176000 - 03/06/19 06:17 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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They don't "have" Carolina Park. All fields will be open for lease/rental renewal to the awaiting market demands once the current contract is up. Everyone will be fight for those fields.

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#176007 - 03/06/19 11:18 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/zoning-planning/bza.php

BZA-01-19-00308
BZA-01-19-00309

Make for a good read

Application letter dated 01/24/2019...………….hmm

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#176008 - 03/06/19 11:53 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Anyone know what the reason was for the 9+ month delay from the securing of the lease until the submission of the application?

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#176019 - 03/08/19 03:42 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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And the boards is dead again 🤦🏻‍♂️😂😂😂😂

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#176020 - 03/08/19 07:29 PM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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What does that mean?

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#176050 - 03/13/19 11:09 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Even if they started work today, I don't see how this complex would be ready by the fall.

In the letter, Matt (from USAMP) states- "This soccer complex is necessary to replace the fields that USAMP currently uses at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant that the town has elected to not renew our lease."

What is/was the deal for the Patriot's Point fields? I knew they had a preferential agreement with the town, but I thought that was all it was. Not an exclusive lease.

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#176051 - 03/13/19 11:56 AM Re: New USAMP Fields [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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They had a 1 year "non-exclusive" contract with the town for use of some of the fields at Patriots Point and Carolina Park at a "below market" rate. I believe that CASC and a local lacrosse club were given similar contract rates for some fields. The fields will be available for any group to rent and rates will increase for next year (starts July 1 if I recall).

This was the second such 1 year contract and the town was reluctant to do it but USAMP said couldnt afford the fee increase in addition to the capital costs of building out the fields, which would begin last June. The town relented but, in order to be fair, they had to make the lower fees available to all groups that had requested fields(only CASC and lax).

The contract was never going to be up for renewal. I believe what Matt was reluctant to say is that USAMP can't afford the increase in field costs and therefore won't go into another contract with the town for the upcoming year.

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