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By David Martin
Editor 

Field work at GRHS not meant for new Wolves Stadium

 


While the field at Green River High School has been the site of recent renovations, the field won’t become a new Wolves Stadium according to Green River High School Athletics Director Tony Beardsley.

During the summer, a new running track and artificial turf football field were installed near the high school, using funds from the district’s recreation board mill levy.

Beardsley said the improvements will benefit both the school district and community, saying the field will be used as an secondary location for athletics, including junior varsity and freshman football games and as a location used in the high school’s soccer tournament.

“It’s not intended to be a major facility,” Beardsley said.

It will also be used to host events from groups outside of the school district. For example, Western Wyoming Community College will use the field Sept. 9 when their soccer teams will play against Snow College from Utah.

Beyond athletics, the field will be used to give the GRHS marching band a location to practice, something Beardsley said they haven’t had and gives the community a location to use as well.

Beardsley said the track and field improvements are also meant to enhance the city and give residents a place to host their activities.

He said the field also enhances the city from an aesthetic standpoint, and helps promote Green River as a place that takes pride in its kids and community appearance.

“Creating beautiful, safe facilities is what’s best for our kids and community,” Beardsley said. “We can brag about that, we have nice facilities.”

Other improvements Beardsley would like to see at the field include the installation of a concession stand near the tennis courts, covered spectator seating, and improvements to the scoreboard.

 

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