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New Field but No Stands

Over the summer and leading up to the start of school, students, staff, and the community have been anticipating a new sports field with brand-new turf. All summer workers were getting it done, leveling the field, and bringing in the turf to complete it by the time school started.

It’s a wonderful-looking field with uses for multiple sports like soccer, football, lacrosse, track and field, etc. This can bring new accessibility to games, practices, and a better look for Coronado. With the field starting renovation in late spring, people were working hard during the summer to have it ready by the start of the school year.

Our football coach Monte Gutowski is very excited about the new field and playing a game there, but he mentioned several things that need to be improved before the field is ready for football: “We would need to have more stands to accommodate both home and visitor fans, some sort of press box to film the game and use headsets for both teams. With those things not in place at this time, I’m not sure how soon we will be able to host a Varsity football game right now. I’m hopeful for the near future to be able to do this!”

Donovan Corbitt, class of 2024 senior team captain plays on the new field.

Soccer player Donovan Corbitt, Class of 2024 shared his opinion on the new field: “It’s fantastic to have a home field and wonderful that we are starting to have more fans at the games. There should be stands for both the players and the fans. It gets annoying when we must sit on the grass especially when it’s wet.”

Coronado athletic director Jimmy Porter said that stands are part of the plan but won’t be happening soon. “There was no room in the original budget. The price for the project had doubled in just 3 years with inflation. There are no current plans in concrete for stands, but we are working through some initial ideas to get funding and add them when we can.”

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