Indoor sports complex proposed for Danbury

Full story: NewsTimes.com

Youth sports teams could soon find themselves practicing throughout the year -- no matter what curve ball nature throws at them -- if the developers of an indoor sports complex have their way.
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Mr Smith

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Here we go again, diluting important industrial land. Rezoning every single light industrial parcel in Danbury is not the way to move forward with a sports proposal that may in all likelihood never be built.

Rezoning is permanent. If this mega complex is a good idea it's much better to allow a one-off variance that is site specific for the parcel in question and protect what industrial property still remains in Danbury.
Double Bubble Trouble

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Suggestion: Tear down all the houses between Elm Street and Franklin and build the complex there.
phil

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check for donations to mayor mark and company afterall it's an election year
Hamm it up

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Woo-hoo! Let's make Danbury a soccer mecca!
hat city

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now ... this is a good idea
danbury

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I think this is a good idea, it is giving the kids in Danbury more oportunity to play sports year round. I really feel there should be a skate park for the kids, maybe down at Rogers Park in one of the fields since this complex is in the talk of being built. The kids on the skateboard need a place so we are not struggling with them at the library or on the sidewalks. Lets start giving the kids in Danbury something to do that is positive. Remember these kids are going to be the next Danbury.
Tommy Gunn

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May 12, 2009
 
I think a pistol range would be a good addition to this complex.
Otis

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I think that there should be several areas that need to be considered and they are as follows; a taco invitational area (where a taco can be built), a chicken plucking contest, the grease the pig invitationals, tractor and truck pulls. The area that should be considered are, Laurel Gardens, Beaver Street, Mill Ridge, and white street U.
Sandy Hook Mom

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Anyone who thinks there is no demand for a facility likes this should visit NYA in Newtown. The place is packed.
Of course, if you come during the school day...it is empty.
Peak hours are after school and all weekend during the cold weather.

The place is great and keeps kids engaged in healthy activities.
Talking heads

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May 12, 2009
 
I think a pistol range would be a great idea too! I'm sick of driving all the way to New Milford in order to fire off a few rounds. This area doesn't have any good ranges. I'm sure their is plenty of people who would take advantage of a new Danbury range.
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danbury wrote:
I think this is a good idea, it is giving the kids in Danbury more oportunity to play sports year round. I really feel there should be a skate park for the kids, maybe down at Rogers Park in one of the fields since this complex is in the talk of being built. The kids on the skateboard need a place so we are not struggling with them at the library or on the sidewalks. Lets start giving the kids in Danbury something to do that is positive. Remember these kids are going to be the next Danbury.
I could think of many things for them to do. Learn English, study, improve the results of school tests, not go to summer school.

Danbury Schools really need to set higher standards. Those at the top do really well. On average, way below average. The school needs to stop making excuses for bad performance and become an institution of excellence.
Jerry

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May 12, 2009
 
Tommy Gunn wrote:
I think a pistol range would be a good addition to this complex.
That would be a fantastic idea.
democratic socialist

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May 12, 2009
 
Talking heads wrote:
I think a pistol range would be a great idea too! I'm sick of driving all the way to New Milford in order to fire off a few rounds. This area doesn't have any good ranges. I'm sure their is plenty of people who would take advantage of a new Danbury range.
"I'm sure their is plenty" of people who would use it, too, but what's wrong with Wooster Mt. Gun Club?
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May 12, 2009
 
This is a fantastic idea. The kids of Danbury and surrounding towns can really use a facillity to keep their skills up during the winter time. This way summer games will even be more enjoyable to watch and the kids will have more pride and work better at their talents.
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I wonder if Lex Kessler from Sport & Wellness is reading this article. Sounds like this would be a true state of the art facility for Danbury. Maybe it will close his doors sooner then later.
BUILD IT

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I'm all for this project, I'm tired of our softball games getting rained out. This indeed will help the youth also, a generation that needs us.
Jerry

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May 12, 2009
 
democratic socialist wrote:
<quoted text>"I'm sure their is plenty" of people who would use it, too, but what's wrong with Wooster Mt. Gun Club?
Wooster Mountain is always unreasonably crowded......

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Danbury, CT

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May 12, 2009
 
was a tennis fan wrote:
I wonder if Lex Kessler from Sport & Wellness is reading this article. Sounds like this would be a true state of the art facility for Danbury. Maybe it will close his doors sooner then later.
that place is a turn-off!
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BUILD IT wrote:
I'm all for this project, I'm tired of our softball games getting rained out.
Something tells me that 'softball games' will be at the bottom of the priority list for use of the great bubble...
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May 12, 2009
 
This sounds similar to that golf /sports complex that was over on Route 22 in Brewster. It started off great, but struggled the last few years. I noticed it's now a big empty field.

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