It's hard to say when student-athletes in the Thompson School District will be using the field again, but when they do return, they'll have a great field.

Growing up in Loveland, I visited Ray Patterson Field a lot. Nowadays, it's called Ray Patterson Stadium, but the feel of home-town sports is still the same.

The field at the stadium recently got replaced with synthetic turf. The Reporter-Herald reported on how it's the first of its kind in the Thompson School District, and the $900,000 for the upgrade, including new goalposts and a fence, came from bond sales.

The field will be used not only for football games, but as the home field for local soccer and lacrosse games as well.

Get more on the funding for the project and other projects the school district has underway from the Reporter-Herald HERE.

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