DE Turf celebrates 102,000 visitors in 2018

DOVER — A blue and green Brooks Banta jersey will be the first to go up in DE Turf’s ring of honor. Bill Strickland unveiled the honor Wednesday at the Greater Kent Committee’s legislative luncheon after sharing updates and memories of the strides and struggles of the sports complex near Frederica. Mr. Banta, president of […]

Levy Court extends lease on DE Turf lot

FREDERICA — Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday to combine the leases of two separate parcels of county-owned land used by the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, thus extending the lease on a 3.5 acre lot rented to the complex last year. Initially, the county leased 92 acres of county-owned land to […]

DE Turf marks one-year anniversary, hosts Special Olympics clinic

FREDERICA — Approximately 100 Special Olympics athletes from three local schools gathered at the DE Turf Sports Complex Thursday morning for a sports training clinic. The athletes, representing Kent County Community School in Dover, the John S. Charlton Program School in Camden and the Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown, showcased their skills by competing […]

South Frederica Interchange at DE Turf opens

FREDERICA — The oh, so long awaited pathway for safe travel in and out of DE Turf opened Tuesday. The $18 million South Frederica grade-separated intersection between Del. 1 and Del. 12 (Frederica Road) provides easier access to and departure from the multi-purpose sports complex, which backers stressed for years was crucial to the project’s […]

Planning panel eyes controversial rezoning near DE Turf again

DOVER — After having most of their 25-acre property near the DE Turf Complex in Frederica rezoned from agricultural conservation to general business last July, Robert and Catherine Murphy are seeking another amendment. At their 6:30 p.m. meeting today, the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is scheduled to vote on a new proposal that would rezone […]

Local roundup: Women’s pro soccer coming to DE Turf Complex in 2019

The DE Turf Sports Complex is going to be the home for a new professional women’s soccer team. Coastal Atlantic Futbol Club and the Youth Sports Institute of Delaware announced on Monday that they will be fielding a team in the Women’s Premier Soccer League, beginning in 2019. The team will play a 14-game schedule […]

DE Turf books over 50 events for ‘18

DOVER — Sports success increases with a tenacious competitive nature. The fight to host those athletic events and earn the money they produce is fierce, too. DE Turf Sports Complex backers are thrilled with the opening months of the south Frederica-based facility’s operations off the Del. 1 highway, which followed years of dogged persistence just […]

2017: Prison uprising dominated Delaware State News front pages

DOVER — The name and face we will remember most belong to Lt. Steven R. Floyd Sr. He was the correctional officer killed in the inmate violence and hostage situation Feb. 1-2 at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The prison uprising tops this editor’s list of top stories for 2017. From Feb. 2 through […]

DE Turf sports complex enjoys busy first year

FREDERICA — While there are no official numbers yet as to what kind of impact the DE Turf multipurpose sports complex has had on the economy in Kent County since opening in April, the out-of-state license plates that jam the parking lots nearly every weekend tells much of the story. Every soccer, field hockey or […]

DE Turf, Wesley College forge field partnership

FREDERICA — Wesley College is well aware of the attention the DE Turf multipurpose sports complex has been attracting in its inaugural year. That’s the main reason why Wesley decided to jump on board and partner with DE Turf, electing to sponsor one of the dozen fields that make up the complex – now known […]