First Baptist Church in Bossier City recently held a dedication ceremony for Freedom Fields. Located near the church, these fields host Upward Sports and other events.
The complex features three collegiate-sized athletic fields that are suited to host football, soccer and lacrosse games. The idea for a sports complex came from the church’s desire to continue its mission to serve families in the community.
Jurkovich said members of the church came to him with a desire for something new that would reach all ages, generations, single adults and families. That’s when the vision of Freedom Fields came to life. The Freedom Fields were built adjacent to the First Bossier campus on a piece of property they already owned.
Along with three sports fields, the complex is equipped with a concession stand, restrooms, seating areas and a walking track around the fields. The complex will be a place for church-wide community events, including their annual fall festival, Easter outreach events or concerts and other outdoor events they plan to do in the future.