As we all know, real grass fields take a beating and change color as the season wears on. Then there’s Greg True Field at St. Edward High School in Elgin, Illinois that has “dead grass” thanks to an error by the company that takes care of the field.
Whoops: Company maintaining HS field in Elgin, IL puts weed killer instead of fertilizer on field pic.twitter.com/BJQjvEZvWZ
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2015
According to St. Ed head coach Mike Rolando, in late August, their landscape company mistakenly applied weed killer, instead of fertilizer, affecting two-thirds of the playing surface.
Coach Rolando told us that officials are now busy trying to figure-out what the Green Wave will do for its scheduled Friday night home game against Immaculate Conception. The team has already played one game on the brown field back on September 4th, and Rolando says there’s a chance they will also play Friday’s night’s game as scheduled at home.
In the meantime, a GoFundMe.com page has been set-up to help raise money to repair the field. Click here to donate.