Today (9/9/08) C3 Presents, Inc., producers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced that they’ll donate $2.5 M to the Austin Parks Foundation to pay for Zilker Soccer Field improvements, a 42 acre site where ACLMF takes place. Beginning in January 2009, the City Parks Dept will level the field, install a complete irrigation system and lay down grass sod on the entire site. The work will take a number of months with the fields fenced off from January through early summer to allow the grass to fully take root and get established. The City approved the funds to do the work this year at the budget meetings on Monday, 9/8 and APF will reimburse the city via donations from C3 Presents, Inc. over the next few years. Stay tuned for further details, but the work will not affect other sites at Zilker Park, including the hike and bike trail.