Advertisement

Grand Rapids' Noble Hall Turf Field Set to be Completed by August

Updated: June 30, 2020 06:59 PM

Construction isn't usually something Minnesotans look forward to, but when it comes to the installation of a new turf field, that's something they can get behind. 

Advertisement

Construction is fully underway at Noble Hall Field in Grand Rapids.

It started June 8th after fundraising efforts were able to come up with $700,000 to move the project forward.

Grand Rapids High School has had a shortage of fields with only one performance field and one practice field. They were shared by 13 varsity and junior varsity activities, plus nearly 250 marching band students.

The research committee working on the project estimates that Noble Hall Field could go from hosting 40 games annually to over 250. 

"I'm excited to be able to come in here on a Saturday and Sunday and see kids and the community using the field. [We're] changing it from a monument to growing grass to something that can be used by the whole community," said Greg Spahn, the head coach for Grand Rapids football.

The field is expected to be completed this August and could extend the field's season by five months. 

Copyright 2020 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Advertisement

Classic car auction to support Wounded Warriors

Essentia donating 20,000 masks to local organizations

$100 million in housing relief to be available for Minnesotans

Minntac and Minorca each have one case of COVID-19

First day of face covering requirement in Duluth

Chalk Your Walk for Craig campaign on the Range

Advertisement