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Survey shows need for coordination

Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

  (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

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    IPF opens at FNC Park

    City, county and university officials gathered Friday for the ribbon-cutting, grand opening celebration for the newly opened Oxford Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Indoor Practice Facility at FNC Park. (April 7, 2014, Page 1)

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      Indoor practice facility makes progress

      Work continues on the new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC Park. (October 1, 2013, Page 1)

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        Plans for official BMX track off course

        The BMX track built through a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant at FNC Park will probably remain a place for kids to ride their bicycles downa few dirt hills after a state Attorney General’s opinion blocked efforts to make the track an official BMX-sanctioned race track. (August 6, 2013, Page 2)

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          FNC Park can grow with Oxford

          While Oxford Park Commission sports programs are growing in popularity, some are concerned Oxford may be outgrowing FNC Park already. However, FNC officials say “not just yet.” (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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            Area gets kick out of soccer

            The Oxford Park Commission soccer program is growing by leaps and bounds and some coaches say scheduling practice time can sometimes be a challenge, but they wouldn’t change a thing. Read part one of a three-part series on FNC Park, OPC sports, their popularity and growing pains and gains. (October 31, 2012, Page 1)

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              County OKs funds for park practice facility

              A new indoor practice facility at FNC Park is soon to be a reality after the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved $75,000, their portion of the project, on Monday. (May 22, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                Donor offers to help fund IPF

                Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
                Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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                  BMX track waits for grass

                  Before Oxford’s new BMX bike track can be used, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which helped fund the project, requires that the entire track be covered in permanent grass to prevent erosion. A BMX track special contractor would then come in to build five jumps to make the track suitable for tournaments and BMX-sanctioned events. (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Wild weather hits Oxford

                    With almost three inches of rain and accounts of golf ball sized hail, Oxford saw some damages in Wednesday’s storm. The biggest damage was at FNC Park where part of the entrance was washed away. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)

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