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TOO FAR: CASD shouldn't waive Trojan Stadium fees

There are 81 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 21, 2008, titled TOO FAR: CASD shouldn't waive Trojan Stadium fees. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

So, the local youth football league, the Keystone Youth Football League, wants to play for free at Trojan Stadium.

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The Bonz

Walnut Bottom, PA

#41 Jun 23, 2008
How much does the Chambersburg Cardinals have to pay are they not a local team I think it is 1500 a game
Patricia McKenrick

Greencastle, PA

#42 Jun 23, 2008
Well said. I like the idea of championship games being played there gratis. It would make it a special occasion at a special place!
AMDM2008

Chambersburg, PA

#43 Jun 23, 2008
You people have no idea what goes on with the Midget Football teams. Every year we have to worry about where we are going to practice or play. We aren't allowed on the baseball fields because we will tear up there fields "they say" & we wouldn't think of taking the "soccer fields" (which we should be allowed to use also). So please tell me where are we suppose to take these kids to play the great game of Football. All we are asking is for a place for these kids to play & don't cost an arm & leg. I am with the Scotland Broncos & we work all year around trying to figure out how we are going to pay for this & pay for that. It seems that eveyone afraid to let these kids to any fields. All I want to do is to see my kids play the great sport of football on a Sunday afternoon. JUST LET THE KIDS PLAY FOOTBALL & CHEER
Bob H

Dodge City, KS

#44 Jun 23, 2008
Has Dave Schimana talked to the school district solicitor? If one organization is given a free ride, then just wait until some outfit with some bucks behind them is refused, here we come Franklin County court. Then the CASD is footing a lawsuit bill that it can hardly afford. Sort of reminds me of bonehead moves that the PIAA has on their resume.
Misterowe

Bear, DE

#45 Jun 23, 2008
To make a point, I'm guessing Seth Grove stadium at Shippensburg University and Beaver Stadium in State College as well as all the stadiums in the state were/are being paid for by tax dollars. How many of these stadiums are used free of charge by groups other than those for whom the stadium was built? Do the Phillies or Pirates allow T-ball leagues to use their stadium free of charge? Do the Pittsburgh Steelers or Philadelphia Eagles allow youth football leagues to use their stadium for free? Didn't tax dollars pay for them as well?
If admission can be charged for an event, then a rental fee for the stadium can certainly be paid.
Misterowe

Bear, DE

#46 Jun 23, 2008
Has anyone ever considered shrinking the size of the field to fit the size of the player? Couldn't the kids learn just as much and have just as much fun on a 50 yard field? Maybe if the field size was reduced there would be more location opportunities.
AMDM2008

Chambersburg, PA

#47 Jun 23, 2008
for you informatin yes Shipp does do that.Why do you want to do this to 5 year old boys up to 13 year old boys. I bet the Steelers or Eagles would do it in a heart beat but it's alittle far to take the kids for a football game. Tell me what's wrong with kids playing on that field for a smaller fee. Thought we were playing for free (NOT). Graham has no idea what he is talking about. He is so full of S***. GO KYFCL
Misterowe wrote:
To make a point, I'm guessing Seth Grove stadium at Shippensburg University and Beaver Stadium in State College as well as all the stadiums in the state were/are being paid for by tax dollars. How many of these stadiums are used free of charge by groups other than those for whom the stadium was built? Do the Phillies or Pirates allow T-ball leagues to use their stadium free of charge? Do the Pittsburgh Steelers or Philadelphia Eagles allow youth football leagues to use their stadium for free? Didn't tax dollars pay for them as well?
If admission can be charged for an event, then a rental fee for the stadium can certainly be paid.
Bronco Mommie

Chambersburg, PA

#48 Jun 23, 2008
Guess what they are having football camp in there right now for these kids. Should we make them pay $1,000.00 a day for that. My son is standing on that field right now (for free)
Give it up

Chambersburg, PA

#49 Jun 23, 2008
You have no point. Do you have any kids????
Misterowe wrote:
To make a point, I'm guessing Seth Grove stadium at Shippensburg University and Beaver Stadium in State College as well as all the stadiums in the state were/are being paid for by tax dollars. How many of these stadiums are used free of charge by groups other than those for whom the stadium was built? Do the Phillies or Pirates allow T-ball leagues to use their stadium free of charge? Do the Pittsburgh Steelers or Philadelphia Eagles allow youth football leagues to use their stadium for free? Didn't tax dollars pay for them as well?
If admission can be charged for an event, then a rental fee for the stadium can certainly be paid.
Misterowe

Bear, DE

#50 Jun 23, 2008
Give it up- And your point is?
blue devils

Princeton, NJ

#51 Jun 23, 2008
The Greencastle Teams, The Eagles and The Falcons pay to use the high school stadium even though one day they will be high school students so get over yourselves chambersburg, we parents also pay taxes but do you hear us crying no, nothing is free and there are costs involved.
Give it up

Chambersburg, PA

#52 Jun 23, 2008
What they aren't tell you is we are not getting it for free. He did not do his homework before he wrote this article & what you are forgetting to tell everyone is that you had land donated to your organization plus other things so I guess you don't have to worry about it
blue devils wrote:
The Greencastle Teams, The Eagles and The Falcons pay to use the high school stadium even though one day they will be high school students so get over yourselves chambersburg, we parents also pay taxes but do you hear us crying no, nothing is free and there are costs involved.
Hello

Chambersburg, PA

#53 Jun 23, 2008
So you are saying that the Eagles & Falcons have their on fields, so why are they getting involved in this?? They have a place to play & practice & not worry about how they are going to pay for things.
Give it up wrote:
What they aren't tell you is we are not getting it for free. He did not do his homework before he wrote this article & what you are forgetting to tell everyone is that you had land donated to your organization plus other things so I guess you don't have to worry about it <quoted text>
Give it up

Chambersburg, PA

#54 Jun 23, 2008
Let the kids play & find something else to b**ch about. If you had kids you would fight tooth & nail for them & if you do (sorry for those kids)
Misterowe wrote:
Give it up- And your point is?
Miss Lead

Chambersburg, PA

#55 Jun 23, 2008
You can't give it to one group for free (or even reduced fee) and not give it to everyone else. And there are too many groups to give it to everyone. So guess what?
CCCCCCC

Chambersburg, PA

#56 Jun 23, 2008
WHAT
Miss Lead wrote:
You can't give it to one group for free (or even reduced fee) and not give it to everyone else. And there are too many groups to give it to everyone. So guess what?
errrr

Biglerville, PA

#57 Jun 23, 2008
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>The point is that youth (fill in the sport) teams who want to use Trojan Stadium should pay to use it. There's no denial. What is advocated is that usage shouldn't be FREE. Your argument isn't strong. How is charging for use of the stadium going to "tie up childrens's futures and learning experiences?" Balderdash!
No one has used that term since before hippies.

I stand by my opinion. You can keep yours too. This is a moneygrounded greedy school district, who's only concern is how much tapayer money they can waste, but when it comes to helping kids out, its pay up or hit the road. Besides, the midgets could use the practice field. would that cost a grand too?

And your name is Joe. What a coincidence
Plus

Biglerville, PA

#58 Jun 23, 2008
Leave it to CASD to screw a bunch of good bright kids who just want to compete.

Can't have any of that now can we, TEAM FOR CHANGE??

Another thing, couldnt the fee be LOWERED for these youth groups? They are not made of money, and you would think the district would see the benefit to keeping them on the playing field and out of crack alley.

Bottom line? Established greed.

Lets hope a good citizen like Tanya Nitterhouse will step up and provide a modest, yet appropriate place for them to play so they don't have to be tied up in the politics of CASD.
whatisnext

Newville, PA

#59 Jun 23, 2008
By the sound of all your comments I say abandon all sports in C-burg. Tear down the stadium and all the loving tax payers will be happy. So glad I do not live there and have any parts of it.
Miss Lead

Chambersburg, PA

#60 Jun 23, 2008
Yeah, it's CASD's fault a kid spends time in the crack alley. Great logic.

you still don't get it. why should the steelers get a waiver or s reduced fee and everyone else under the sun have to pay full price?

there's not enough time to accomodate everyone who wants to use it for the discounted fee. Is there something wrong with Faust? Or do you just have to have the best?

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