I just read on the front page of the Herald about the Color Vibe 5K Run at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch on April 19. I am sure it was a fun event for the participants, but it was not for the neighbors of the sports complex.
We were blasted out of our beds on that Saturday morning at 7 a.m. by the pounding bass of the event's stereo system. There was nowhere in my home where I could get away from the thumping sound for the next four hours.
This follows on the heels of the Winterfest three weeks ago when, again, we were jolted out of our beds at 11:30 p.m. by the music. The sound level had been fine all day (the event started at 10 a.m.), but when the Lt. Dan Band came on, the volume was really amped up. That lasted until well after midnight.
I live in Greenbrook Banks, directly across SR 70 from the sports complex. I bought my home in Lakewood Ranch because it is a deed restricted community.
When the sports complex came in a few years ago, we had to get used to the noise of the sports competitions. Then we had to get used to the bright lights that were installed.
Now music events are taking place. I ask that Lakewood Ranch please take the Greenbrook residents into consideration when scheduling these events.
Most of our neighbors work and enjoy sleeping a little later on the weekends. Most have young children who don't need to be awakened at midnight.
I simply ask that the Premier Sports Campus be a good neighbor.