MARQUETTE — Beginning tomorrow night, high school football returns to the State of Michigan.
If you happen to be a fan of the Marquette Redmen, you likely will not see them in action at William Hart Stadium this fall.
Starting next week, construction crews will be tearing out the football field and laying down a brand new, synthetic playing surface. The project is all part of upgrades that are taking place throughout the school district.
While the football field is being worked on, all of the high school football teams will play their scheduled home games right down the road at the Superior Dome.
“This synthetic turf field is almost going to feel almost more like grass than grass itself,” said Blaise Zimmer, Marquette Athletic Director. “Hopefully it’s going to be a great structure. Having The Dome and having enough availability to get those 13 games in is quite a blessing. We did have to tweak a few game times and move some things around and a few other sacrifices along the way to make this happen, but it’s going to be worth it.”
Marquette opens the season Friday at home against Traverse City Saint Francis. There is a possibility that the Redmen could play their final home game of the regular season in Week 8 against Negaunee, but for now that game, like the rest of them, is scheduled to take place at the Superior Dome.
By the way, you can catch highlights from Marquette’s season opener at The Dome against the Gladiators on the season debut of Friday Night Frenzy with Sam Ali right here on ABC 10.