In the northwest Chicago Suburbs there is a high school football field that rivals the Oakland Raiders Coliseum for the “best sandbox” award of 2015.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted the aerial picture of the St. Edward High School football stadium in Elgin, Illinois. The field WAS a formerly deep green sea of Kentucky Bluegrass or maybe Nothern California Sensmilla (?), until groundskeepers accidentally dusted with weed killer destroying every player’s dream of grass stains on their uniforms.
St. Edward athletic director P.J. White told Gene Chamberlain of the Elgin Courier-News that the grass-killing was due to
some really great weed a simple mix-up:
“It was an honest mistake made in the mixing of chemicals for the field and [the groundskeepers] feel terrible about it,” White said. “Someone grabbed the wrong bottle when they were mixing chemicals.”