The City of La Mesa made the following announcement on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013:
Members of the California Soccer league will be celebrating the reopening of EDCO Field at the Junior Seau Sports Complex in La Mesa at 9009 Park Plaza Drive, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. on Monday, February 18.
The City of La Mesa and the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District are re‑opening the field, since being closed since Dec. 1, for synthetic turf replacement and minor improvements around the field.
The heavy usage of the field by the community, and the middle school students from Parkway Middle School required new artificial turf on the football field.
The re-opening of EDCO Field features the restoration of Junior Seau’s number 55 painted on the 50-yard line in honor of his support of the project.
See also: La Mesans Mourn Junior Seau at Parkway Middle School
The Junior Seau Sports Complex features a football field, soccer and multi‑purpose field, concession stand, skate park and softball/baseball fields. During the school day the fields are used for physical education by the middle school and after hours it is used for youth and community sports.
The Sports Complex was designated as the Junior Seau Sports Complex in June 2000 to honor Seau and his commitment to our area’s youth. The Junior Seau Foundation has provided funding not only for the initial construction of the complex but also now as part of the field’s refurbishment.
Other donors for the $650,000 project included the City of La Mesa, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, the County of San Diego, and donations from the sports leagues, the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation and from Sandy and Ed Burr.