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Lines on Soccer Field Present Danger

Lines on Soccer Field Present Danger

The Tech received a copy of the following letter addressed to Grounds Supervisor John R. Butts and Director of Athletics Richard A. Hill:

There is a problem with the placement of the lines for soccer on Briggs Field. The east endline is partway up a large hill. In addition, there are several dangerous obstacles on the field near the east goal: two large metal access covers just outside the goal box on the south side and a sprinkler control box inside the goal box. As an avid soccer player and a goalkeeper I consider these obstacle extremely dangerous, and their location so close to one of the goals makes it very likely that someone will be injured. Both of these problems (the hill and the obstacles) can be corrected by moving the field 10 feet to the west. This would move both the hill and the obstacles off the east end of the field.

John P. Mellor G