Springfield Student Athletes to Receive New Field

Student athletes in Springfield will soon have a new and vastly improved playing field. A number of organizations are helping the city purchase its first AstroTurf field, which will be built next summer.

Soccer, football and track teams from around the city all use Springfield Central High's playing field. And after a year of wet and penetrating weather, it's in rough shape, with treacherous holes and a muddy surface. Tafari Douglas is a freshman at Central High who plays varsity soccer. He says an Astroturf field will boost morale, and might improve his performance.