Field safety and traffic concerns have irked several neighbors who feel Ridgefield Little League should find a new location for its proposed baseball stadium at 2 Sanford Station Road \u2014 a plot of land that currently sits at the intersection of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7. The lighted field, which will received public hearing Tuesday, May 16, has drawn opposition from both Ridgefield and Redding residents since plans were unveiled in early April. Redding resident Tim Keyes and his wife, Jennifer, said they are worried about traffic \u2014 for beginners. They also have qualms with ticks, noise pollution, and lights. \u201cThe design and thoughtfulness that went into it \u2014 it all looks fantastic, I wish I was a kid again and had access,\u201d Keyes told The Press, \u201cBut I would not want to play ball on a field close to the highway, in a tick infested area.\u201d The highway The Keyes said that about 30 other neighbors \u2014 some on the Ridgefield side, others on the Redding side \u2014 have expressed negative feelings towards the field\u2019s chosen location, which is on a vacant lot that the town leases from the state. \u201cThey\u2019ve attempted to put lights and PA systems in other Ridgefield fields, and they all objected to that,\u201d said Keyes. \u201cSo, what they\u2019re doing here is pushing it as far away from Ridgefield as they can, and forcing their kids and cars to go far away because they don\u2019t want it anywhere near them,\u201d he said. Jennifer Keyes said she\u2019s concerned about the possible safety hazard. \u201cI am a sports parent. My kids play lacrosse and soccer, and I\u2019ve seen some fields that were a little dicey,\u201d she said. \u201cIf I think about my kids playing on this proposed site, it makes me nervous with the proximity of the highway.\u201d Traffic Above all, they believe the impact on traffic patterns, especially during rush hour, will substantially decrease their quality of life. A traffic study, done by engineers hired by the Little League, determined an additional 35 to 50 cars going in and out of the field during games and practices. \u201cMore than 1,700 cars an hour go by this particular intersection during peak rush hour \u2014 that is about one every two seconds,\u201d said Tim Keyes citing a state traffic study. \u201cSo imagine 30 cars getting off at Route 7 for a game that\u2019s starting; and a previous game that\u2019s simultaneously trying to get 30 cars onto the highway.\u201d The Keyes think that running a drill with volunteers driving their cars could yield more accurate results. The Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the field\u2019s impact and proposed plans at Tuesday\u2019s public hearing at the town hall annex scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.