TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — With high school football season on the horizon, here's an update on the area schools that are installing artificial turf at their stadiums.
Corinth's field is in the final stages of completion, and the work should be done by the middle of next week, according to school officials. The Warriors' first home game is Aug. 22.
Oxford's Bobby Holcomb Field has been closed since last Thursday because of the ongoing artificial turf construction. School officials say the use of the track area, field and stadium should be open by Aug. 23. The Chargers' first home game is Aug. 29.
Starkville's field, which was behind on construction, is back on schedule, according to head football coach Jamie Mitchell. He says some of the work has been done at night under the stadium lights, and barring any major setbacks such as extended rain, the field should be completed in time for the Yellowjackets' home opener on Aug. 22.
Tupelo athletic director Andy Schoggin says the stadium's track is being paved this week and the school is looking at this coming Monday for the installation of the blue turf. The Golden Wave will play its home opener on Aug. 29.