Progress is being made in restoring the vandalized football pitch at Wellfield Park, but players will not be able to use it for games for the remainder of the season, officials said on Friday.
Gardeners discovered tire tracks and deep circular ruts across the football field on October 8. said the Ramona Soccer League board member.
For now, soccer games are being rescheduled or moved to one of the park’s nine soccer fields, Perfect said. All of this season’s Ramona Soccer League games will still be played until the last game on Saturday, November 6, he said.
In the meantime, gardener Ernie Filla has been able to repair about 30 percent of the damage and will continue to apply fertilizer, seed the field and then add topsoil. It will take time for the new grass to grow and the field will not be open again until February or March, when the spring season begins, Perfect said.
So far, the Ramona Soccer League has raised more than $ 2,500 which will be used to repair the pitch, improve fences and gates and add safety features to the fields, Perfect said.
Ramona Sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Vengler said on Friday that no arrests had been made in connection with the vandalism.
Donations can be made to the Venmo League account @ramonasoccer in the corporate category or can be sent to the Ramona Soccer League at PO Box 463, Ramona, CA 92025. Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to ” call 760-440-5368 or the Ramona Sheriff’s Department at 760-789-9157.