Letter to the Editor

BY DI STAFF | MAY 11, 2011 7:20 AM

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Remove Field House fees

I have lived on Iowa City's West Side for my entire life, and there have been very limited opportunities for entertainment for underage students.

When boredom struck, many people in the community spent time at the University of Iowa Field House. I haven't been there since the opening of the new Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, but when I heard that it was no longer free for the public last semester, I was upset.

Countless snow days, weekends, and days off of school as a pre-college student were spent there, and what was the cost? Nothing. The Field House has been one of the areas in which the university and the community of Iowa City were able to build positive entertainment.

I definitely did not have $360 for a pass to the Field House as a kid; with the current economy, I don't think that many families in town are able to afford that, either. So why not make it free for the general public once again?

Everyone is always talking about obesity in America — so c'mon, Iowa, let's lift the charge and let the empty Field House fill with the city community once again.

Jack Cumming
UI sophomore

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