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.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Oak Creek Knights varsity football team will step on the field for the first time Friday against Racine Park.
When the Knights football team steps on the field for its home opener Friday, it will be the players' first time on the new playing surface installed at the Oak Creek High School football stadium. Just in the nick of time, the turf is ready for the 2012 season. The junior varsity team became the first squad to play on the field Thursday, while the varsity Knights make their debut Friday. The field looks like real grass but is an artifical surface commonly referred to by the brand name FieldTurf. It has become widely used at football stadiums throughout the country. Supporters say the turf is a safer playing surface and easier to maintain. Crews continued working throughout Wednesday to prepare the field, meaning Oak Creek had no practice …
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 …