A Texas high school football field underwent significant damage when amateur fireworks were set off around the Fourth of July.
As reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hebron’s football field suffered significant damage smack dab on the team’s midfield logo when an unidentified group allegedly lit off fireworks on the artificial turf football field. The patriotic spectacle left a large patch just to the right of the dead-center spot on the field badly burned, and according to the newspaper, will need to be replaced.
It’s unknown how expensive that replacement procedure will be, but could run several thousands of dollars based on a per-square foot maintenance cost as stipulated by a recent survey of the cost of different field surfaces across a 20-year lifespan, as collated by Forbes.
The alleged fireworks damage likely came from one of 62 different fireworks complaints in Hebron, which is located in Carrollton Texas. All fireworks are illegal in Carrollton, though that apparently didn’t stop one group of celebratory rabble rousers who now may cost the local school district.