I'm going to leave you to read the bulk of this compelling article, but I did want to bring forward one aspect - that of the money.
Last year, the department generated $16,645 from those leases, dollars that help support the department's shrinking budget. MC United FC's two contracts will net $1,560.
They aren't even generating the salary of the fellow in charge of 'partnerships' with these funds. But, equally clear, this soccer league contract represents a 10 % increase in revenue, and that explains the kowtowing the Parks personnel did to the league representatives at a recent meeting.
Don Colvin, Indy Parks Deputy Director, says its all to fulfill their mission, yet the Department is willing to violate its own Parks Plan in regard to neighborhood parks in order to get a tiny bit more money. I'm not buying it.