During spring football practice on Thursday, the Pearl City Chargers’ offense was on one sunburned field and the defense was on another.
Both of those fields were adjacent to the main football field at the school’s stadium, the one with beautiful green grass growing.
Head coach Robin Kami said they use the main field for some drills but don’t want to overuse it and tear it up this summer before football season in the fall.
Kami won’t have to worry about that type of thing in the future.
Kami said $5.5 million has been allocated for a new eight-lane synthetic track and a new Fieldturf surface for the football field. The field will also be used for soccer.
“I’m very excited to have a Fieldturf,” Kami said.
Work on the improvements will begin in December, according to Kami, who added, “Hopefully (it will be done) before the 2016 season.”