$750,000 soccer field for Gitmo detainees

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Guantanamo detainees need their soccer, apparently.

The U.S. military is putting the finishing touches on a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay. (RELATED: More on Guantanamo Bay)

The project has set taxpayers back $750,000, the Fox News Channel reported Tuesday.

The field is reportedly half the size of a standard American football field and has been constructed so that detainees can have “maximum access” to it — about 20 hours a day — including secure passage to the field without a guard escort.

Navy Comander Tamsen Reese told the AP Tuesday the new field replaces a small recreational area in a part of the facility that is no longer used.

According to a Fox Guantanamo source, outdoor activity helps to “reduce behavioral problems” and limits the interaction between guards and prisoners.

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Caroline May