Springfield adds SHS field funds to bond

Springfield adds SHS field funds to bond

There are 9 comments on the The Tennessean story from Dec 24, 2012, titled Springfield adds SHS field funds to bond. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

The Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen in their Dec. 18 meeting approved adding several projects to a planned pair of bonds totaling $11 million, including providing funds for the construction of a new athletic facility at Springfield High School.

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Billy Paul Nutting

Greenbrier, TN

#1 Dec 28, 2012
Again the city council has lost its mind. Let the County maintain and pay for the schools and related recreational areas for sports. If this is a priority the county tax payers should pay just like they have for all the other schools.

Do we really want our historical area of town dead and emptied of the traditional friday night lights? I will not be attending any games if/when the team moves to the highschool complex. Shame on each and everyone of you who aim to kill the heritage of our town, school and that little field that so many have played on.(Lets not pretend anybody gives a rats ass about Highschool baseball other than the team and thier family.) SHS cannot even fill up the current stadium let alone field a winning team and season. How are all the poor kids going to get to the game at SHS. I guess walk along the highway with no sidewalks and risk injury.
VOTE OUT

Springfield, TN

#2 Feb 7, 2013
billy paul nutting, i agree with you,the people of springfield should be really pissed off about this.the tax payers of springfield are getting double dipped again!!!!! why should my city taxes go to a county school system, thats what our county taxes go for. the city mayor and alderman don't have the right to spend money on property the city does not own. lets get real is a new football and baseball field going to get test scores up!!!
parent of shs

Madison, TN

#3 Feb 8, 2013
you really think you know everything. the property is already owned, we will not have to buy anything! And dont you think the high school deserves their own field. And dont you think that ALL sports deserve to be recognized for ALL the kids who excel in different sports. NOT EVERY KID LIKES TO PLAY FOOTBALL. And "BILLY PAUL NUTTING" you are not that person, because he is on the board to raise the funds to build all these sports complexes. Why should ALL the other schools in the county have all these sport complexes by their schools and SHS never got any of these when the school was built. It is long overdue!!
DirtySouth

Tucker, GA

#4 Feb 8, 2013
parent of shs wrote:
you really think you know everything. the property is already owned, we will not have to buy anything! And dont you think the high school deserves their own field. And dont you think that ALL sports deserve to be recognized for ALL the kids who excel in different sports. NOT EVERY KID LIKES TO PLAY FOOTBALL. And "BILLY PAUL NUTTING" you are not that person, because he is on the board to raise the funds to build all these sports complexes. Why should ALL the other schools in the county have all these sport complexes by their schools and SHS never got any of these when the school was built. It is long overdue!!
This is the south, there ain't but one sport that rules here 24/7 365. FOOTBALL!! Springfield has been playing FOOTBALL on that field for over 100 years!! That's a unique tradition in itself. I think they should keep playing at Boyce Smith field it's tradition
VOTE OUT

Springfield, TN

#5 Feb 12, 2013
parent of shs you really don't get it. the property is owned by the county. why should the tax payers of the city help pay for ball fields we will never own. tax payers who live in the city all ready pay county taxes.let our county taxes pay for ball fields not city taxes!!!! we as tax payers need our elected officials to use tax dollars for things needed not wanted!!!!!
parent of shs

Madison, TN

#6 Feb 13, 2013
every school in the district has their own football field. Every week when our boys play it is like going to an away game. Every other school has a beautiful stadium at thier own school We would have had a stadium if the county hadnt taken some of the money away from the project fund for building the school and put it into building th jail. it will all be built by donations and bonds and not tax money. The property next to the school belongs to the school system. Boyce Smith Field is in the past. Our boys need to build a new legend and new future with their own field and their own school!
DirtySouth

United States

#7 Feb 15, 2013
parent of shs wrote:
every school in the district has their own football field. Every week when our boys play it is like going to an away game. Every other school has a beautiful stadium at thier own school We would have had a stadium if the county hadnt taken some of the money away from the project fund for building the school and put it into building th jail. it will all be built by donations and bonds and not tax money. The property next to the school belongs to the school system. Boyce Smith Field is in the past. Our boys need to build a new legend and new future with their own field and their own school!
People today have no sense of traditional value. Sad.
Ghost of Springfield Past

Springfield, TN

#8 Feb 15, 2013
Shs parent you obviously are not from springfield. The verdant green where me and my childhood friends played is going to die if these plans are laid to rest. It was not my high school but it was my father's and grandfather's high school.(grandad was the class of '48 and I was there for three years at SMS.) I will never drive to shs and was a graduate of the same. I have not been back since graduation 12 years ago. No history or heritage is there on hwy 76 unless you are into gang culture and rapping. How could you say it is like going to an away game every home game?
The old scout building has long since fell in and been demolished. The old fashion irises still grow at the foundation. The old rusty bleachers are gone but some of the loose change is still under there for kids to try and find after the games. The pool has been filled in years ago and the high dive is no longer there to scare kids or to have old men do dare devil flips and belly flops. The old ball field is still there in the bottom with the same old bridge. All the times I walked my sweetheart home down to the old field fence will not be forgotten. My first kiss under the bleachers during a high school game. I am all for progress but this field is about all that is left of this heritage. I will miss it so.
DirtySouth

United States

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Ghost of Springfield Past wrote:
Shs parent you obviously are not from springfield. The verdant green where me and my childhood friends played is going to die if these plans are laid to rest. It was not my high school but it was my father's and grandfather's high school.(grandad was the class of '48 and I was there for three years at SMS.) I will never drive to shs and was a graduate of the same. I have not been back since graduation 12 years ago. No history or heritage is there on hwy 76 unless you are into gang culture and rapping. How could you say it is like going to an away game every home game?
The old scout building has long since fell in and been demolished. The old fashion irises still grow at the foundation. The old rusty bleachers are gone but some of the loose change is still under there for kids to try and find after the games. The pool has been filled in years ago and the high dive is no longer there to scare kids or to have old men do dare devil flips and belly flops. The old ball field is still there in the bottom with the same old bridge. All the times I walked my sweetheart home down to the old field fence will not be forgotten. My first kiss under the bleachers during a high school game. I am all for progress but this field is about all that is left of this heritage. I will miss it so.
My dad SHS class of 74 and countless relatives played on that field or went to the old high school. I've seen many games with my dad at Boyce Smith. So according to SHSparent places like Neyland Stadium Lambuea Field Wrigley field Fenway Park or any other historical place to play ball should move to a new ball park because they are "Old". Let me tell you something tradition last forever!!

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