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Did The Jackson Park Community Football Team Just Play Its Last Homecoming?

The Wolfpack is a community football team that plays on the field in Jackson Park where the Obama Center will be located. On Sunday on the field in Jackson Park at 61st and Stony Island, they played their 21st, and what might be their last, homecoming game there.

"We are concerned that with the construction on the new field halted, we may not have anywhere to go," said Wolfpack head coach Ernest Radcliffe. "I want the Obama Center, and the new field in Jackson Park, but I also want a CBA ordinance to make sure our youth participants don't get pushed out of the neighborhood."

The Wolfpack are part of the Obama CBA coalition.

"Just like a church" Radcliffe said, "that field is our sanctuary. It's where we do mentoring with youth and parents."

Thousands of youth have participated in the Wolfpack athletic program over its 21-year history.

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Previously: Jackson Park Community Football Team Holds What They Fear Will Be Their Final Homecoming Game On Field Where Obama Library Set To Be Built.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2020