Aurora’s Pat McGraw Excavating company removed the natural grass and began grading the South Dearborn High School football field last week, in preparation for Cincinnati’s Motz Group to install the new synthetic turf surface in time for the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 18, vs. Greensburg.
Jerry Backman (left) shakes hands with SDCSC superintendent Eric Lows after making the Aurora Casket Company founding family’s donation of $500,000 that immediately green-lighted the turf field project June 16. (SD Athletics)
South Dearborn’s new Backman Field synthetic turf multi-purpose playing surface, aimed to accomodate PE classes, band practice, soccer, football, baseball, softball, cheerleading and youth sports, as well as potential leasing for future events, may look something like this when it opens for the fall 2020 season. (SD Athletics)