Crammed fields and little facilities: What’s next for Kona?

Old Kona Airport's soccer field, which hosts an overflow of athletic teams each season. Several members of the community, including the WeGo! Foundation, hope to help expand facilities and fields in the Kona proper in the near future. (Conor Langs/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Old Kona Airport is a staple of recreation in the community. Each year, the 217-acre plot of land hosts an average of 16,000 athletes of young and old — ranging from keiki soccer athletes, to high school swimmers and divers, to kupuna softball.