McGuffey installing two-toned gray turf at football stadium

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 8:56 PM


McGuffey’s football field is going gray.

The school board approved a stadium renovation plan Thursday that includes installing custom turf with alternating stripes of two-toned gray, said athletic director/football coach Ed Dalton.

“It’s sharp,” Dalton said. “You can’t tell by the picture, but the track is navy and the lines are gold. (That color) kind of surrounds the gray.”

The artificial surface will be installed by FieldTurf and should be ready by July. The renovation project also involves new lights and scoreboard at the stadium.

Dalton said McGuffey students led the campaign for custom turf by surveying other students, collecting signatures and then lobbying school board members.

“They did a really good job of using their influence,” Dalton said.

McGuffey considered four different color schemes including two that were a traditional green and one that was gold. However, there’s already a gold field in the WPIAL.

Belle Vernon was the first with custom turf when it installed gold in 2015.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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