On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, FC Frederick submitted the winning bid at an absolute auction of 152 acres of farmland located at 4502 Bartholows Road in the Monrovia area of Frederick County. On Friday, October 6, 2017, FC Frederick closed on the purchase and became land owners. In the months and years to come, check this page for information and updates on the Club's plans to develop this beautiful property (CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!) into a multi-field home for the club!
For now, here are some thoughts about owning land and building fields!
“We salute the wonderful people who make soccer fields happen. Our respect is boundless for their commitment, tenacity and energy. For those of us who play on the field or cheer on the sidelines, soccer fields just seem to happen ... and usually not often or fast enough for our liking. But to understand what it takes to ultimately have more soccer fields is to see the best of America’s soccer community. It is our honor and our mission to serve it.” Lynn Berling Manuel, US Soccer Foundation, The Soccer Field Handbook.
“[N]o man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own.” - Charles Dudley Warner, "Preliminary," My Summer in a Garden, 1870
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” - Mark Twain
“It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can’t fly away.” - Anthony Trollope
“There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.” - Harriet Martineau
“If you build it, he will come.” The Voice, Field of Dreams.