Over the course of its history Von Kanel field has seen its fair share of victories. Tuesday evening, it was perhaps another “win-win.” During its November regular monthly meeting, the London City Schools Board of Education approved an agreement to lease the property to London Youth Football and Cheer (LYFC) for $1 per year. LYFC is a non profit organization which has provided sports opportunities to countless London youth over the years. LYFC has utilized Von Kanel field previously but will take over the care and maintenance of the property in accordance with the lease agreement.
The partnership will give LYFC more autonomy in using the property, while saving the school district costs in mowing and maintenance. Ultimately, the winners of this agreement are the young athletes who will continue to perform on such a historic property.