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Jun, 2017

Re-Naming Ceremony for North River Soccer Complex

Chattanooga City Council has voted unanimously to rename the North River Soccer Complex the Cleveland T. Grimes Soccer Complex.

Grimes was a long-standing member of the Chattanooga soccer community who passed away last year. He served on the Tennessee State Soccer Association Board of Directors and was inducted into the TSSA Hall of Fame this year.

Grimes was a friend and supporter of Chattanooga soccer; his presence around Chattanooga soccer is greatly missed. His name will live on at the soccer complex for DuPont Park. 

Vice-Chairman Ken Smith expressed his pleasure in sponsoring this resolution as a father of three children who have played on this field. He invited John Strausberger and Mary Grimes, wife of Cleveland T. Grimes, to address the Council.

Mr. Strausberger discussed Mr. Grimes’ impact on youth. Ms. Grimes described her husband as the “Soccer King” and described over 34 years serving the community and kids at this facility.

After which, she received a standing ovation. 

The official renaming ceremony will take place on Saturday June 3rd at 10:00 EDT at the Complex during the TSSA Cleveland T. Grimes Friendship Cup.

Cleveland T. Grimes

Chattanooga City Council Resolution 29034

A RESOLUTION TO RENAME THE NORTH RIVER SOCCER COMPLEX TO THE DUPONT PARK, CLEVELAND T. GRIMES SOCCER COMPLEX, THE SINKS, IN HONOR OF CLEVELAND T. GRIMES AND HIS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND DEDICATION TO SOCCER WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THIS RECREATIONAL FACILITY FOR OUR CITIZENS.

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