Kaneland United SC

Kaneland United's Role with BuildMcNair.org

Kaneland United SC is taking a leading role in organizing other youth sports programs and community organizations and businesses to support development of the McNair Park site.

The Club is currently hosting BuildMcNair.org on its website and providing access to its registration and donation systems to launch the committee and minimize costs so that more of the funds raised can be used to build the park. And Kaneland United's 501c3 status allows BuildMcNair.org to take advantage of the Club's tax exempt status and make donations tax deductible for its donors.

Kaneland United SC is also provides soccer families the opportunity to make a donation for fields and is setting aside funds from its budget to support the project.

Kaneland United fields nearly 50 teams across our recreational soccer, Little Knights, TOPSoccer, Academy and Travel Programs and we maintain 13 to 15 fields each season. With full year programs, this requires a lot of space and the ability to rest fields in order to maintain good playing conditions. Within our footprint, the only location with the ability to handle our soccer programs is Kaneland High School and we currently enjoy a good relationship with High School and Kaneland District 302 staff.

There are only 2 additional soccer fields in the rest of the district. One at Kaneland Harter Middle School and the other belonging to the Sugar Grove Park District at Wheeler Park.

Challenges at the Kaneland High School location include distance from the southern end of Sugar Grove resulting in players choosing to play in other communities, the presence of a natural gas pipeline under the fields representing the potential for program interruption based on maintenance and repair needs, poor drainage and frequent flooding and competition for space.

Kaneland United SC sees development of the McNair Park Youth Sports Complex and Community Open Space as an opportunity to overcome these challenges and provide a stable and high quality facility for youth soccer in addition to other community needs.

Gas Pipeline Construction

Field Flooding