Sunoco wrote: ↑Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:08 amFrom what I'm hearing the youth football program will not play games next year at Memorial field - good move. Now move the junior high as well. Both groups could play at the high school and some additional movable bleachers could be added. Most years its the youth and junior high that tear up the field. Too many games are being played on that field.Fonzie wrote: ↑Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:27 amTo any GA supporter, if you guys wanted to be playing at home come week 11, then you would have a field suitable for playing a week 11 game. The way I see it, if the past 8-10 years would have been winning seasons, there probably would have been enough support to get the new stadium out by the high school. Instead, there were several losing seasons where the interest (an money) was lost. Hopefully GA is on the upswing and will generate a lot of support from the community, and thus, be able to build the stadium you deserve.
Not to mention it would be hard to justify building a new stadium in the past few years, when in that same time frame, the district was rifting teachers due to budget issues. I am sure the new superintendent will get things turned around and if the football program can keep winning, we will all see a stadium in centenary before too long. At least I hope so. Although Memorial Field as a lot of History for GA, it is not the best location to represent your team now. Both locker rooms are absolutely deplorable. One is falling off the hillside, the other can barely fit a Jr High team in it.
Also Penrod is a pretty smart wanting to move this game to Jackson. Kinda making a point to the community that the school needs a new field. Plus it's smart on Jackson's part because of the revenue from parking and concessions that they will make.
Unfortunately I don't see a new field happening until the "powers to be" give up the idea of having a stadium like Logan or Jackson. There is just not enough support from the community to build a stadium of that size.
Couldn't agree more with your post. Hopefully there are smarter people making decisions about the future football stadium, than were in charge when designing the new high school. Build what is needed, not what will make you look better than Jackson.
Seating doesn't need to be anything more than what is at Memorial Field. Keep a grass playing surface. Build you a field house that has locker rooms. boys and girls, girls can be used for visiting football teams, but can also be used for track and field/cross country for GA girls. Have a weight room. Have a few offices for coaches.
Once that is built, keep memorial field for youth league and junior high. Make it mean something to play under the lights at the new stadium for high school students.