Jack Allen Recreation Complex

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2616 Modaus Road, SW
Decatur, AL 35603 

(non-mailing address) 


256-341-4838 fax




7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday – Friday


Hours may be extended

for city authorized events


Hours also subject to

change on weekends.


No reservations will be secured until payment is received.

Complex Supervisor
Cody Wells


Assistant Supervisor

 Eric Tripp




SOA Layout Fall 2019
JARC Layout Fall 2019

Southwest Decatur is home to the beautiful Jack Allen Recreation Complex. As you top the hill on the main entrance off Modaus Road SW, you will see 10 international size soccer fields situated on 77 acres of manicured turf.  Jack Allen Recreation Complex quickly became recognized as one of the best soccer facilities in the Southeast.  The complex has hosted numerous soccer events including adult and youth international games, Alabama State Cup Championships, Presidents Cup and the NAIA Women's Soccer Championships.  The Open Cup has also hosted tournaments with teams from 8 different countries.  A number of colleges have played games at JARC for exhibition and for season league games.  Perhaps the most memorable would be the April 9, 2006, NCAA Duke Women's team defeating the Mexico National Women's team 1-0 in front of a capacity crowd.

Jack Allen Recreation Complex also plays host to our local Decatur Soccer Associationand our local club teams, River City United, for their practices and games.  And in June, 2011, we were host to the Region III Presidents Cup through the Alabama Youth Soccer Association where teams from eleven states participated during three days of competition.  Jack Allen Recreation Complex has also been the site for Long Drive Golf Competition, Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments, Flag Football and the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competitions.






Rental Information

Complex Rules

• Multi-use soccer complex

• Ten international size fields

     Laser graded

     Certified turf


     Internal drainage

     Computer run irrigation

     Television quality lighting

     Wireless public address system

• Locker rooms & shower rooms
• Championship Field # 1

     Artificial Turf

     Bleacher seating for 2,500

     Fully equipped press box

     Concrete team bench areas

     Team bench covers

     Wireless electronic scoreboard
• Championship Field # 2
     Wireless, electronic scoreboard

     Concrete team bench areas

• Handicap accessible restrooms

• Full service concession stand

• Covered pavilion seating 50

• Meeting space for up to 20 people

• Paved parking for 485 cars

• Gravel overflow parking for 150 cars
• Controlled entry point to collect admission

Playground area

Disc Golf

Gravel/pavement walking trail 




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