As the Association grew in numbers, facilities also expanded:
1974 - RYSA used two additional fields provided by Ben and Alex Gross: Gross Lake and Chiefs’ Field (later enlarged by RYSA and the name was changed to Upper Fairview - but that is a story in itself).
1976 - A much needed field was built across from AT&T on Salem Road on land provided by Ben and Alex Gross using county equipment and volunteer help.
1978 - RYSA built two fields on Fairview Road on land provided by Ben and Alex Gross using county equipment and volunteer help.
1978 - RYSA purchased 38 acres on Old Salem Road for field construction. Money needed for land acquisition was raised by the Association members through various fundraising activities: the famous Onion Sale, Fall Carnival, and Fall Raffles.
1980 - Construction began on the Old Salem Road complex which contains seven fields: Founders, Friends, Family, Freedom, Independence, Enterprise, and Memorial. Bronze plaques representing contributors to each field are located at the Soccer Complex. A 400 car parking lot, concession stands and restrooms, maintenance building, and picnic area were also constructed.
1982 - RYSA initiated a three day invitational tournament attracting 170-plus teams from the eastern United States.
1988 - RYSA constructed the first league-owned and operated indoor soccer facility. The Grand Opening was on November 4, 1989 with an Exhibition Game by the Atlanta Attack Professional Indoor Soccer Team.
1996 - RYSA installed lights on Friends and Independence fields.
RYSA is operated as a non-profit organization and managed by a President, Commissioner, and Board of Directors who are elected annually. Property is held in trust by four Trustees.
The Gross family has continued to contribute to RYSA.