New Turf Field For Battle Creek Central Football
Several years ago, Battle Creek Central received some funds and donations to convert their football field from grass to AstroTurf. If you're familiar with turf then you know that it can withstand the weather and handle multiple seasons of wear and tear before it needs to be replaced. After some harsh winters and football season, it was time for an upgrade.
Battle Creek Central announced shortly after the fall football season that they would be remodeling the football stadium as the turf was due to be redone. They had the traditional green turf with gold accents and blue endzones that read Bearcats in gold. When they return from summer vacation the field will have an entirely new look.
As the Bearcats football team opens the season on the road their first chance to play at home is against cross-city rival Harper Creek on Friday, September first. This will be the first time that they will play an official game on the new turf field that they will call home.
The new field will bring Battle Creek Central into some elite company within the state and country. They will be one of the few schools, including colleges that have colored turf, not only in Michigan but all across the country. The base color of the field will be blue with gold accents paired with gold endzones reading Bearcats in blue.
Now, as a fan/player, this concept is amazing and is very aesthetically pleasing as the colors of the school will reign supreme throughout the entire stadium but some of us won't like it. For those that have vision problems, this may be an issue and for public address and play-by-play announcers, this could be their worst nightmare.
The idea of blue jerseys on the blue field makes me cringe just thinking about it. Maybe they will be nice to those who are looking to attend and wear gold jerseys while they are playing in the stadium versus their traditional home blue that's pictured above.