My wife will swear by this statement for many reasons, maybe it's because two of our three sons play soccer currently or maybe it was her many years playing the game. The saying is "The soccer fields are the coldest place around".
If your child plays soccer on the Coast from Pass Christian over to Gulfport and up to Saucier, they most likely play in the South Mississippi Soccer Club which holds games at the County Soccer Complex out on County Farm Road. Our season is from November through early March; winter by all accounts.
It could be 65 degrees and sunny but the moment you step out at the soccer fields the temperature drops, the wind blows cold, and your spine begins to shiver. Surrounded by rolling hills and trees, the soccer complex is about the most unobstructed land in the area therefore the wind catches it just right. Through the valleys and over the hills. It is in fact cold!
We do what we love as a culture. Soccer is a way of life in Mississippi. Each week we bundle up, we brace ourselves for the cold, and still shiver. But...it's worth it. The moment the goal is scored, the second you see the smile on your child's face, the cold fades. The warmth of your heart spreads throughout your body and the coldest place in Southern Mississippi suddenly becomes the warmest in town.