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Trussville lacrosse players want answers about use of stadium

Published: Dec. 18, 2019 at 9:34 PM CST
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TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WBRC) - High school lacrosse teams in Trussville are asking to use the school system’s football stadium, but they feel their requests are being met only with obstacles and concerns.

Both the high school girls and boys teams say they have been asking for approximately three years now to play their games on the turf.

According to the liaison for the lacrosse program, they have been told everything from the players might tear up the artificial turf, to games might conflict with other events and practices, to the stadium lights have to be turned on and the stadium cleaned.

Team officials say they have answers for all those problems like an insurance policy that covers damages to the field. They are also saying they will be flexible in scheduling games. They also claim they will pay for the lights and cleanup the stadium afterwards.

The group adds none of the teams in their league are sanctioned by the high school athletic association and they are still able to use their school’s stadiums or have their own turf to play on.

“We currently play on the youth football field, but the grass it causes a lot of issues with our cleats and our sticks and stuff. And it’s just been like a whole hassle. And often times we have to cancel because of weather and mud. So, if we could play in the stadium, it would solve a ton of these problems,” said Brooke Nielsen, lacrosse player.

WBRC reached out to both the school system’s superintendent as well as the high school athletic director for comment. As of publication, they had not gotten back to us.

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