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Greenburgh Sports Bubble Vote Set For Friday

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A discussion on a large sports bubble, dubbed the Westchester Field House, is set to take place this week at the Greenburgh Town Board meeting on Wednesday, with a vote on the proposed 15-year lease set for Friday.

“This facility will be designed to be a premier indoor sports facility, serve a diverse user group and include sports fields,” Town Supervisor Paul Feiner wrote on the Greenburgh website. “The proposed facility would provide local residents with four season access to world class training and instruction in multiple sport activities, while generating over a quarter of a million dollars on an annual basis for 15 years.”

Game On 365 wants to put a 94,000-square-foot bubble and outdoor soccer field on a seven-acre parcel on Dobbs Ferry Road, where Frank's Nursery and Crafts used to be.

A discussion on the proposed lease will take place during Wednesday's Town Board meeting at 6 p.m. at Greenburgh Town Hall. A special Town Board meeting has been set for Friday at 1 p.m. at Greenburgh Town Hall.

Under the proposed lease, Greenburgh seniors would receive free membership. Feiner said the property is currently generating zero revenue.

Game On would pay approximately $260,000 in rent for the Dobbs Ferry Road site. Game On would also pay Greenburgh $125,000 to complete an environmental study and clean-up of the former Frank's Nursery property.

Greenburgh residents have been actively opposing the proposed lease. A group launched the helpburstthebubble.com website and has sent out mailings with criticism of the project.

A vote on the lease was scheduled to take place in June, but town officials pushed it back to July to give residents adequate notice.

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