"Six years ago, when we started this project, some were a bit skeptical of the vision we had of turning this park into a world-class sports facility. This has been a part of our tourism blueprint. It will pay financial dividends for years to come."
-- Mark Jackson, director of Polk County Sports Marketing, at the dedication ceremony for the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, which opened 11 new soccer fields and were used for the week-long Disney's Soccer Showcase. (Lakeland Ledger)