News Release

CREATE Meeting Hosted in Conjunction with LUS Fiber Stadium Unveiling
Posted: 9/18/2017 4:00 PM

LCG, LUS and LYSA Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday

In celebration of the ribbon cutting for the new LUS Fiber Stadium & Fields at Moore Park, the monthly CREATE stakeholders meeting will be co-hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department and in conjunction with the ceremony.
The public is invited to join the official opening of the LUS Fiber Stadium on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. at 200 Sonny Roy Ln. During this time, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) officials and staff, LUS Fiber representatives and the Lafayette Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) board and volunteers will unveil the new recreational soccer stadium. This facility marks a new partnership with LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/ Cajun Soccer Club.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, the Robideaux Administration will host the regular monthly meeting of CREATE stakeholders. The public is invited to help shape CREATE, the cultural economy initiative announced earlier this spring by Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.
CREATE - Culture, Recreation, Entertainment, Arts, Tourism, Economy - is a collaborative initiative to strategically enhance our unique cultural economy in Lafayette Parish.
Partnering with many existing public community events and organizations, CREATE will be inventorying and showcasing the cultural and recreational efforts in our community through activities visible on the CREATE public meeting calendar at
“As we seek to strengthen and diversify our economy through the CREATE initiative, we need to hear from as many voices as possible to best utilize our creative and recreational assets,” said Robideaux.
In addition to attending these public meetings, individuals and community groups are asked to host a CREATE meeting to aid in collecting public feedback. “Identifying the next steps in leveraging our cultural assets requires broad-scale input. I’m calling upon all of Lafayette Parish to participate in this important effort for our community,” Robideaux stated.
According to Robideaux, CREATE community conversations can plug into regularly scheduled meetings, such as weekly civic club or networking meetings, and can also serve as stand-alone gatherings where attendees’ sole focus is to share their thoughts on local culture and recreation. At these meetings, participants will be prompted with thought-provoking questions or activities intended to spark conversation and solicit ideas on the community’s cultural and recreational assets. Trained volunteers or staff will be on hand to facilitate hosted meetings and collect public input. Individuals or groups can sign up to host a CREATE community conversation online at
Citizens can also provide feedback via an online survey or sign up to stay up-to-date on the latest news on the cultural economy initiative at
Since, June 10 more than 400 participants have shared what culture and recreation means to them through interactive conversations and hands-on activities designed to provide a variety of methods for citizens to share their own ideas. 
For more information on the CREATE community interviews, please visit