Soccer Field Renovation Project

Thank you for visiting our Soccer Field Renovation Information page, we are excited that you are interested in helping us improve our existing facilities. The Burke Soccer field is one of only two current Varsity  game fields that is natural grass; every other school has access to playing on a more modern synthetic playing surface with the use of their football stadiums. Unfortunately, here at Burke, we are not allowed to play soccer games in our football stadium due to the size of the track around the outside forcing the actual turfed area to be about five yards too narrow to play a game. The track and the field inside the football stadium is set to be updated within the next two summers, but the plans are void of widening the field due to the need to host the State Track Meet. This leaves the soccer teams having to continue to play their games on an out-dated, worn down, over-used, seldom cared-for natural grass field. It is for these reasons (and many others) that we have decided to kick-off a funding campaign to improve our facilities on the soccer field. The field itself will become multi-purpose in that it will play host to not only Boys and Girls Soccer, but also to Band and Lacrosse. The project is estimated to cost between 2 and 3 million dollars and must be paid for through private donations. Below you will find pictures of the current field as well as of the plans to improve. In addition, there will be links at the bottom of the page to where you can read more information about this project, learn how to attend a fundraising campaign kick-off event, and/or donate to this campaign.

Current Soccer Complex Photos

Proposed Renovated Soccer Complex Photos

How to Donate

Option 1 *
(BEST OPTION IF YOU WANT FUNDS GOING DIRECTLY TO THE BUILDING OF THE SOCCER/LACROSSE/BAND COMPLEX)
 Go directly to the Omaha Schools Foundation website and donate by filling out their online form and choosing "Burke Soccer/Lacrosse/Band" from the drop down menu for level of giving.
Option 2 **
(THIS WILL PLACE YOUR DONATION INTO A GENERAL POOL FOR THE BUILDING OF ALL 5 PHASES OF THE RENOVATION PROJECT)
Go to the Omaha Gives! Campaign website to donate your money to the Omaha Schools Foundation and allocate it for "Burke Renovation" upon completion of the online form.
* = Option 1 is 100% tax deductible and is there are ZERO administration fees.
** = Option 2 is 100% tax deductible and there WILL BE  a 3 to 4% administration fee.

Other Forms and Documents About This Project