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August 21, 2013

Bulldogs set to take new field Friday night

BROWNSBURG — When the Brownsburg football team faces McCutcheon at home Friday night, C.F. Roark Stadium will look a lot different than ever before.

“It is a complete facelift that was long overdue, and we can’t be thankful enough for the people who are providing it,” Brownsburg football coach Brett Comer said.

With a colorfully vibrant artificial turf and redesigned stands and press box, the new Bill Estes.com Field at the Indiana University Health Athletic Complex will be unveiled with the football team’s season opener.

With an increased seating capacity of nearly 6,000, and a more up-close view without a track circling the field, Comer wants to see a packed house.

“I really hope people who don’t normally come to the games because they’re afraid they can’t get a seat will come,” Comer said. “It’s a great place to watch a game. You are right on top of the field, especially on the home side.”

While finishing touches are still ongoing around the stadium, the field has been open for a couple of weeks, and Brownsburg players have had time to adjust.

“We think it could be a big advantage for us Friday night, that our kids will be used to that heat coming off the turf,” Comer said. “Last time I checked, McCutcheon plays on grass, and it’s a little different playing on a surface like this.”

On Tuesday, players were already preparing for the possible heat, to account for potential loss of fluids during the game.

“We have kids walking around with water bottles today, making sure they’re hydrated Friday night,” Comer said.

Senior quarterback Jacob Lambert said the players are fired up to take the field with fans and classmates in the stands.

“It’s just been a buildup and everyone’s excited,” Lambert said. “Just looking at it gets you pumped up, and everyone’s ready. It’s been on a lot of calendars for a long time. I’ve had a countdown on my phone since it was 180 days away.”

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