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Harrison, McCutcheon to get artificial turf football fields

Only one high school in Tippecanoe County has a turf football field (Lafayette Jeff) but that will soon change if plans go through for Harrison and McCutcheon to fund new fields of their own.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2017 4:22 PM
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 6:26 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Only one high school in Tippecanoe County has a turf football field (Lafayette Jeff) but that will soon change if plans go through for Harrison and McCutcheon to fund new fields of their own.

There is not yet a price tag set, but we're told the fields could play for themselves within eight years thanks to reduced maintenance costs.

"It's going to allow us to practice in the facility, whether it's wet or not. In that situation it can rain for three days, if it stops two minutes before practice, we will be good to go. Plus we always have landmarks on our field with the numbers and hash marks. Plus just for the filming aspect of practice, it will help us out quite a bit," explained Harrison Head Football Coach Terry Peebles.

"There's no mowing, there's no painting, there's no watering. The initial cost is pretty expensive. I think its $6.75 thousand to $1 million. It's pretty expensive. But after ten to fifteen years of not mowing it, of not watering it, of not painting it, not worrying about it, not fertilizing it; hopefully that cost is recouped."

 Artificial turf allows for multi-purpose use.

The field can serve as a facility for soccer and other sports, as opposed to just football.

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