FAA, CIRA, and Soccer

By:  Diane Benjamin I filed a FOIA request with the FAA pertaining to the soccer fields on January 31, 2018.  I received it today by mail.  It’s not that big, no word on why it had to be mailed. So, why does soccer need to leave the airport property? See this 1994 letter written by […]

News from CIRA’s minutes + Soccer

By:  Diane Benjamin The Central Illinois Regional Airport has their new website:  CIRA.com Meeting dates, agenda’s, minutes etc can be found under “About the Airport” and then “Airport Authority”. Since I haven’t had time to follow them lately, I clicked on the November minutes and found this under Public Comments: The address is Bloomington.  It’s […]

Did you know this about Normal?

By:  Diane Benjamin Prairie City Soccer League is losing it’s soccer complex on the airport property at the end of next year.  They had a lot of time to raise money for their own new complex.  They claimed in a proposal from 2013 to have over 3000 kids participating. Keep in mind the Pony League […]

Fly on the Wall: CIRA

The soccer kids are getting kicked off airport land.  The airport is spending money to study what businesses would be a good fit on their land. Wasn’t the reason given for kicking the soccer kids out was that it was too dangerous?  After all, they use the facility on weekends for 12 weeks a year! […]