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Light up Prairie Ridge


GOAL: $440,000  $220,000

City of Ankeny will contribute half the amount we need! Our NEW goal has been reduced to $220,000!

Installation of 12 permanent lights at Prairie Ridge helps make all fields game ready under the lights!

The Project

Prairie Ridge Soccer Complex in Ankeny, Iowa serves annually over 10,000 soccer players, 3 to 22 years of age, through practices, games, and tournaments hosted by the Iowa Rush Soccer Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The soccer complex and club host four major soccer tournaments each year, and each of those events attract teams from all over the state, region, and nation. The revenue  brought in by the league games and tournaments hosted by the Iowa Rush has already seen substantial growth over the last five years for the City of Ankeny and local Ankeny and Des Moines businesses, and we can continue to increase the amount of players and families that play soccer in Ankeny by lengthening  the  daily availability at our complex.  Selected as 2008 Soccer Fields of the Year Award winner and the host of the 2011 Iowa State Cup Tournament, the fields are already recognized as one of the best natural grass surfaces to play the beautiful game on in the state of Iowa, and that enjoyment and experience can extend well into the evening hours through the completion of the permanent lights.

In 2012, the Iowa Rush Soccer Club and the City of Ankeny celebrated the initial installation of six permanent lights that helped to provide ‘game ready’ lights on one full size soccer field, and minimal lighting on three additional fields for use during practices. We are hoping to raise $220,000 to light the remaining three practice fields to make them ‘game ready’, as well to light the remaining two unlit fields and bring them to ‘game ready’ quality. The goal of the Light Up Prairie Ridge project is to complete all six full size game fields that play host to Recreational, Academy and Select levels teams each year, while extending the soccer opportunities to all within the community.  

The Details

Fundraising Goal: $440,000 $220,000

In 2012, the Iowa Rush Soccer Club installed six permanent stadium lights at Prairie Ridge Soccer Complex. The four lights poles surrounding Field 35 have supplied us with one full ‘game ready’ field that is able to accommodate evening league games, tournament games, and even collegiate soccer games. By raising $220,000, we can illuminate the remaining fields on the north side of the soccer complex, and give hundreds more hours of soccer play to Ankeny and visiting players each year. 

The project has the capability to increase the number of players, their families, and fans to the complex on a daily basis during the outdoor fall and spring seasons for years to come. Interested in what that exposure could bring for a business, organization, or even leaving a last memory of your child's favorite field to play soccer? Click here to view the Light Up Prairie Ridge Presentation

Donations to the project are welcomed by all members, family, friends, businesses, and organizations, and are available to be accepted by check or credit card over a 1-3 year period. All donors will be recognized for their contribution to the lights, and more information regarding the donor levels and recognition is available on the Donors page. Iowa Rush Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.

prairie ridge proposed light layout

$ 220000
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$ 5749.19
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Thank you to all who have donated to help us Light up Prairie Ridge
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Field Status
Last Update:
2014-11-10 14:56 pm
Closed Field 32
Closed Field 33
Closed Field 35
Closed South Side Fields