Colored turf fields are all the rage, from the ‘traditional’ Boise State Smurf Turf to New Braunfels Canyon’s bright red turf. Now a Pennsylvania school has decided to get in on the act, though many are questioning the particular hue that it opted for.
The photo you see above depicts the football field at Belle Vernon Area High School. The Leopards sport officials colors of gold and green, and when the school decided to install field turf, it seemed like a good idea to use the school colors.
The result wasn’t quite as optimal as they’d hoped. With a gold pastiche, the Leopards new field looks an awful lot like a burned lawn. The Pittsburgh area school reportedly spent $200,000 on the new turf field, according to WTAE, as part of a $1 million renovation of the school’s James Weir Stadium.
How long will the gold turf remain? No one knows, but as long as it does, it’s sure to get plenty of second looks, for all the right and wrong reasons.