Jeannette selling sections of McKee Stadium sod
By: Bill Beckner Jr.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 2:41 PM
How much does Jeannette love its high school football?
Enough to want to salvage chunks of sod from venerable McKee Stadium, which will have artificial turf installed in the coming weeks.
The school district fielded inquiries from several people about the grass and what would become of it — Jeannette has played on the surface since 1937 when McKee first opened its gates.
“You’ve asked & we’ve responded!” Jeannette announced via its Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Now, fans can purchase sections of sod, which will be “cut, rolled and sold.”
Each 3-foot section will cost $10.
The grass will be sold from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday and from 3 to 6 p.m. May 21 at the main gate to the stadium.
“We have received numerous requests,” Jeannette Superintendent Matt Jones said. “The fans are amazing.”
You’ve asked & we’ve responded! The district has received several requests to purchase Sod from historic McKee Stadium before construction on the new surface begins. Sod will be cut, rolled and sold Thursday, May… https://t.co/pKSGAg7h0I
— Jeannette City School District (@jeannettecsd) May 15, 2019
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .