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Longview Seeks Sports Tournaments

     An East Texas city has a new game plan to bring sports lovers to Longview. Today, Mayor "Jay Dean" announced the formation of a 20 member committee called "Longview First." The committee will oversee the completion of numerous playing fields and city parks. They'll also promote Longview's many existing fields as hosts for little league and high school soccer , baseball and softball tournaments. The move is designed to make good business sense, going after tourist dollars.

    "The tax dollars that come into Longview through our hotels, our restaurants , people purchasing gas, meals, i mean there a lot of residual we should see because of that, Longview has a window of opportunity today to take advantage of the economy we have in the community" said Dean.

     Right now, Longview has 15 soccer fields, 15 softball fields and 9 baseball fields, with more under construction at Lear Park.

Bob Hallmark reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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