There was some power behind a ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday at Struthers High School. The football field is being replaced with artificial turf and a brand new track is being installed.
A bulldozer got the project started by ripping up the grass field.
The school selected an architect for this project over a year ago and on Wednesday, the work began.
Many of Struthers’ student athletes posed for a picture on the field as the project got underway.
“Our kids are going to benefit. Not only the current kids that are in high school, but the middle school kids and our elementary school kids, as well as our community as a whole,” Superintendent Pete Pirone said. “We’re really excited to get this project started and looking forward to the completion in early August.”
The old football field wasn’t wide enough for the girls’ soccer team to play on and their home games had to be held at YSU. Next season, the new field will allow them to play home games at Struthers.