Turf fight at Rillito

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Turf fight at Rillito

By Greg Gurule. CREATED Feb 6, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - They're off and running at Rillito Park beginning Saturday.  The Rillito Downs horse racing track has been in operation for more than 70-years, but it's facing a turf battle now with soccer crowds.

Pima County plans to tear down some existing horse barns to fit more soccer fields at the park, and says there is no other central location to accommodate a soccer complex and the growing demand for soccer fields.