Albion’s new turf football field will be ready for Sept. 15 home opener

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 August 2023 at 9:35 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A new scoreboard is in place at the Albion football field and construction is ongoing for a new artificial turf field.

The project will be done in time for the varsity football team’s home opener on Sept. 15 against Roy-Hart/Barker, district superintendent Mickey Edwards said after this evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Albion will play its first two games on the road at Iroquois on Sept. 1 and at Dunkirk on Sept. 8. Albion’s JV teams also will be on the road the first two weeks.

The new turf field is among an extensive campus upgrade. School district residents on Dec. 14, 2021 approved the $26.69 million capital project that includes all three schools, as well as the bus garage, and new synthetic playing surfaces for football, soccer and softball.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman:  JaQuess Harrison returns a punt for the game-winning touchdown for Albion against visiting Springville in this game Sept. 1, 2017. Albion won 40-34. The photo shows the former scoreboard and grass field.