The city spent $36,000 to re-sod the field with Celebration Bermuda grass from goal line to goal line, including the bench area, after the state high-school-football championships ended Dec. 19. But the cold weather wreaked havoc, preventing the grass from growing and taking hold.
That led to clumps of turf flying in the Champs Sports Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin. One player was seriously hurt in that game after planting his foot and getting it stuck in the turf. During walk-throughs for the Capital One Bowl on Friday, Penn State center Stefen Wisniewski said the field was not in great shape even dry. "Soaked full of mud, it was a disaster," he said.
It was u-g-l-y UGLY! Here's a shot of the mess, and here's another. That's all I've got on this for now, but I have a feeling I'll be revisiting this again.
Until next time!