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Danbury Billionaire Delays Construction To Keep Kids Soccer Fields Open

Members of the Danbury Youth Soccer club will be able to keep playing at a field purchased by Danbury Billionaire Peter Buck until they find a replacement.
Members of the Danbury Youth Soccer club will be able to keep playing at a field purchased by Danbury Billionaire Peter Buck until they find a replacement. Photo Credit: danburyyouthsoccer.org

DANBURY, Conn. – When Subway co-founder and Danbury resident Peter Buck bought a city-owned field, members of the Danbury Youth Soccer Club thought they would not have a place to play. So, the billionaire philanthropist made a compromise and has decided to let the players use the field until they find a replacement, News Times reports.

Buck plans to build a warehouse on the 13-acre field off Old Ridge Road in order to store personal property, according to the report. However, he has decided to start construction after the kids find a new place to play soccer, the report states.

This year, Buck ranked No. 235 on the Forbes 400 list of top billionaires in the country. Last summer, he donated $30 million to Western Connecticut Health Network for the construction of a $150 million addition to Danbury Hospital. The Peter Buck and Carmen Lucia Pavilion named after Buck and his late wife has been the largest construction project in the hospital’s 129-year history.

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