The commissioners approved the use of a Hillsborough field for the Maple View Farm Soccer Field, assuming that development costs are given the go-ahead.
Carrboro Board of Aldermen member and Chairwoman of the Committee for Soccer Fields Diana McDuffee presented the commissioners with a proposal to use land on Maple View Farm for a soccer park.
The board will now have to decide whether to provide half of the $60,000 development cost and return to a local soccer task force with its decision before field development can begin.
The farm, located on Dairyland Road, is owned by Orange County resident Bob Nutter.
Nutter recently approached county officials with an offer to lease the land for 10 years at a dollar a year after learning about a neighbor who was forced to travel to Cedar Grove in northwestern Orange County to play soccer.
"I had a piece of field, and I thought it would be a good place for kids to play," Nutter said.
"Cedar Grove is 30 minutes away, and that's too far for kids to have to go to play soccer."
As of summer 2000, the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department had only one full-size soccer field available for use.
For the last year Orange County's Soccer Symposium Task Force has been working with local soccer programs to develop a plan for a new field, McDuffee said.