Your View: 'Not Impressed' with Memorial Stadium
Berkeley Independent reporter Dan Brown voiced complaints about Summerville Green Wave's John McKissick Field.
A reporter is "not impressed" with Summerville High's Memorial Stadium and John McKissick Field and recently published a column complaining of its angled approach, lack of end-zone space and a "septic" smell.
In the Berkeley Independent, reporter Dan Brown complained about the stadium.
Here are his complaints:
- "They had plenty of flat room, so why did the Green Wave faithful decide to put their field on the only high spot in the road? They probably didn’t want to disturb the azaleas."
- "The concrete stair-stepped grandstands are a throwback to World War II sports stadium designs."
- "It wasn’t just water. I smelled septic. Someone tipped the Port-a-Potty."
- "There is maybe 15 feet of extra room on the sidelines and God help the player that gets sideline tackled. After those 15 feet stands a concrete wall."
- "You have maybe 18 inches of spare room in the end zones ... A diving catch for a touchdown here and you just planted yourself without the benefit of a shovel."
What do you think about Brown's column? Tell us in the comments!
Editor's note: The original article refered to the stadium as "John McKissick Stadium," which is not the correct name, as noted in the comments. The name has been corrected to Memorial Stadium. It's the field within the stadium that is named after Coach John McKissick.