The popularity of soccer could light up the evenings this fall at Denoon Park, as the Park and Recreation Board approved a request from coaches Donnie Jackson and Dan Salton to use temporary lighting for practices.
They originally had requested the use of the lights, which rest on portable generators and can be locked while not in use, at Kurth Park as well, but the board said the proximity of homes would make that undesirable.
Practices for the select soccer teams would be held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., with the lights used from dusk until 8:45 p.m. beginning this fall.
Salton and Jackson explained that they had used the lights in New Berlin this past season with no issues from neighbors.
The club rotates its practices using fields at New Berlin, Franklin and Muskego sharing the space that the regions have to offer for its 23 teams, with kids from Muskego a part of each team. The Muskego Kickers also oversee teams like Kickers Select and MK Sirocco, which pools its players from these communities.
The request will still need to be presented to the Plan Commission for the actual approval for lights placement. The commission meets next on Feb. 5.