Girls’ Soccer in the Shadow of Amelia Earhart

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Floyd Bennett Field, located in Brooklyn, New York, is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.  Floyd Bennett Field was established in 1931 as the first airport within New York City limits.  Lots of historic flights began there, including a few trips by Amelia Earhart.

One of the former airplane hangars at Floyd Bennett Field has been converted into a recreational facility, complete with two indoor turf soccer fields.  I was super-interested in the history of the place, but my middle-school aged daughter was too interested in the soccer tournament in which she was playing to tolerate much of a history lesson.  I still liked thinking about Amelia Earhart as the girls were playing soccer….

To read more about Floyd Bennett Field, see here.

-Bridget Crawford

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