Mark Richt has lost control of Mark Richt Field.

I wonder if this will make it harder to plant the UGA flag after the next win.

Just what they need, an artificial turf in the September sun. What on earth makes them think that’s a wise move?

Oh. That’s… dare I say it… Chantastic.


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14 responses to “Mark Richt has lost control of Mark Richt Field.

  1. spur21

    Fake Football needs to be played on fake grass.

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  2. mwo

    When they installed that Astro turf in the 70s, I always heard that had it installed to keep the homecoming queen from grazing.


  3. Geez you get going early.


  4. The north avenue fucking trade school will be in contact with the engineering department at UGA to ask how “We carpet this state”….


  5. Comin' Down The Track

    Fake grass on outdoor fields in the American South has never made and will never make any sense to me whatsoever. #engineering


    • Silver Creek Dawg

      Depends on the sport and how much they’re used.

      I referee upper level youth soccer in GA and one of the parks I regularly work switched to turf from grass about 3 years ago. They were tired of the fields being dirt in the center after a season’s worth of everyday use and then, if it rained, being forced to close the fields and lose revenue.

      No rainouts since (unless there was lightning).


      • Comin' Down The Track

        I guess I should have specified major-level, televised sporting events, but that didn’t really feel like I was describing N.A.T.S… nor, by extension, the ACC.


  6. David H.

    Could be good to get some game action in on the artificial turf the week before the SEC championship game in the Dome in 2021.


    • Anonymous

      ^This. We have two turn practice fields, but it isn’t the same as playing a full game the week beforehand.


  7. TimberRidgeDawg

    To be fair, many other local high schools stadiums are doing it.

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    • Mayor

      About 10 years ago the Cobb County Board of Education diverted its SPLOST proceeds from buying books and other educational materials to installing artificial turf in HS stadiums. A voter group sued to block that use of funds on the grounds that the referendum authorizing the SPLOST stated that the funds had to be used for educational purposes–and lost. Seems the judge hearing the case used to be the lawyer for the Board of Education.


  8. Bigshot

    So did this come of the UGA budget since they own the place?

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Well, gtu has to generate revenue somehow to justify having a campus stadium. Most of their crowds could easily fit in Grady HS stadium, particularly now that phone booths are a thing of the past.

    I guess BTS and Guns ‘N Roses don’t realize there are better venues and stadiums in the area. Must’ve been the cokes and hotdogs that clinched the deal.