Construction begins on 2 new sports fields for CPS

CHICAGO — Construction started on two new athletic fields for Chicago Public Schools on Thursday.

City officials broke ground on a turf soccer and baseball field at Welles High School in the city’s West Town neighborhood.

They’re also breaking ground on a baseball and softball field at Roberto Clemente High School. That project will include a sodded turf field for practice and recreation.

The total cost of the fields is $3.5 million.

They’re expected to be complete this fall.