Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A short dedication for the new field, installed prior to this season, will take place prior to the Knights' game against Racine Case.
Oak Creek High School will hold a grand re-opening of its football stadium prior to Friday night's game against Racine Case. A short dedication for the new field, installed just before the season started, will take place about 6:45 p.m. and include a few guest speakers, Athletic Director Greg Lampe said. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The new field is an artifical surface commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf. The varsity Knights played their first game on the surface Aug. 31 in a win over Racine Park. Oak Creek is 3-0 on the season following an emotional win last week over rival Franklin.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Part of project near Edgewood Elementary is related to drainage for the field, which officials say will be ready in time for the 2012 season.
Wondering what those big piles of dirt near Edgewood Elementary are about? It's all part of the installation of an artificial playing surface at the Oak Creek High School football field. Work began earlier this summer on the field, which school officials have said should be ready in time for the 2012 football season. The turf, commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf, will look like real grass but is actually a synthetic surface. The work next to Edgewood is related to drainage for the new field, Oak Creek-Franklin Superintendent Sara Burmeister said.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Bartholomew said turf will allow community to utilize field year-round.
The new artifical surface at the Oak Creek High School football stadium will allow the community to utilize the field year-round and make the stadium one of the top five in southeastern Wisconsin, head football coach Mike Bartholomew said. "I'm very excited for the community," he said. "I think it really makes (the stadium) a special place." Bartholomew spoke the day after the Oak Creek-Franklin School Board approved financing the turf, commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf. He was on a committee that included band director Amy Fuchs, athletic director Greg Lampe and buildings and grounds manager Larry Savage that interviewed potential companies and studied bids. "We absolutely did our due diligence to make sure we're getting an…
Monday, March 12, 2012
School Board approves proposal Monday.
If all goes according to plan, the Oak Creek High School football field will be an artificial playing surface by the start of the 2012 season. The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board approved financing for the turf, commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf, in its meeting Monday on a 4-1 vote. Board member Mark Verhalen cast the only vote against the proposal. He said he wanted to hold off on a vote so issues, specifically with stormwater retention, could be worked out. Superintendent Sara Burmeister said the vote Monday was for financing and that the district will have time to address those details. No other board member spoke before the vote but they have previously said the turf, which looks like real grass but is actually a …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Artificial playing surface could be installed by start of 2012 football season.
The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board on Monday is scheduled to take up a proposal to install an artificial playing surface at the high school. Commonly known by the brand name FieldTurf, the surface looks like real grass but is actually a synthetic playing surface that has become widely-used at football stadiums throughout the country. If approved Monday, the turf would be installed in time for the start of the 2012 football season. The estimated cost is $1,042,370, according to minutes of a school board committee meeting Feb. 20. School officials say it can be paid for through the district's exisiting budget and would not require raising taxes. Click here for a previous story on the FieldTurf proposal. Update 10:50 a.m. The School Board …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Oak Creek-Franklin School Board approves a timeline for artificial turf installation before next year's football season.
An artificial playing surface at the Oak Creek High School football field has taken a big step toward becoming reality. The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board Monday night approved a measure which kicks off the process to install the turf - commonly known by the brand name FieldTurf - prior to the start of the 2012 football season. The turf looks like real grass but is actually is a synthetic playing surface that has become widely-used at football stadiums throughout the country. Not just at universities and pro football venues, either - many high schools, including nearby Greendale, have installed the surface as well. Proponents of the turf point to reduced maintenance costs and safety among many reasons to install it instead of using …