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MinuteMan

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Announced yesterday that David Hurse Stadium will be receiving a major face-lift for this upcoming season as they install a new turf field. This is big news for a small public high school (800 students) that doesn't have to share the field with anyone else (currently no soccer team at BHS). 

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Impressive by the powers that be, as it shows a willingness and commitment to excel and raise the standard for their county and athletes. When was the last time that a high school has built a new stadium, or done something like Bradford replacing the field? The school has to be older than or equal to 30 years. 

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The school has been desperate for upgrades for years.  If you've ever been to Bradford, you know that the baseball team and football team share the same muddy field. This is a power move that will change the landscape of athletics in Bradford. The baseball team is currently getting a new field at another spot on campus. 

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2 hours ago, gatorman-uf said:

I am always surprised that school districts that have multiple teams using the same stadium and multiple sports from multiple using the same stadium do not invest in the FieldTurf stuff. Gainesville and Tallahassee come to mind. 

Gene Cox did get turf this past year 

 

Idk why citizens doesn't, they also really need to improve that stadium big time, very overcrowded at entrance and not a lot of parking, Tiger stadium in Lake City has at least 2-3 times the parking space at citizens field does but that's a whole different issue that due to the over metro development of Gainesville will likely never be fixed 

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5 hours ago, winallthetime said:

Impressive by the powers that be, as it shows a willingness and commitment to excel and raise the standard for their county and athletes. When was the last time that a high school has built a new stadium, or done something like Bradford replacing the field? The school has to be older than or equal to 30 years. 

I know that 7500+ seat stadium Tiger stadium in Lake City was built in 93 or 94 after they used memorial stadium since the 40s so it's probably one of the newer facilities among schools that have been around a long time and one of the largest stadiums in FL for a single high school team

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The community has rallied behind the fact that the school district installed a new turf field at David Hurse Stadium. The community has now come together in the past month to fully donated a new scoreboard and sound system by NEVCO. The board will stand nearly 40 ft tall and will be installed starting the first week of August. After decades of neglect, David Hurse Stadium may soon be one of the best atmospheres in north Florida for high school football. 72D977EC-7F92-4CE3-97AA-74A977F51582.thumb.jpeg.c274551aa46fe634c44748b37c374d01.jpeg

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