Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
jets

Has Anyone Ever??

Recommended Posts

Getting deeper into the tournament - and as the weather starts to turn- curious as to if anyone has ever “given up” their home-field advantage to play on a better surface??  I seem to remember Monrovia-Ritter Semi-State was moved a couple times to Plainfield because of the playing surface?? I also remember watching Luers slop of a field last year and remember thinking to myself “such a same a high quality game like this is limited by the conditions of the field” ...Sorry if this is an obvious topic- I just don’t recall very many examples of it happening. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Coach Nowlin said:

Pioneer just last year 

Yep good call!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Lowell-Gary West Sectional game was moved to East Chicago a few years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, jets said:

Getting deeper into the tournament - and as the weather starts to turn- curious as to if anyone has ever “given up” their home-field advantage to play on a better surface??  I seem to remember Monrovia-Ritter Semi-State was moved a couple times to Plainfield because of the playing surface?? I also remember watching Luers slop of a field last year and remember thinking to myself “such a same a high quality game like this is limited by the conditions of the field” ...Sorry if this is an obvious topic- I just don’t recall very many examples of it happening. 

I knew that Snider has done in years past, gotten off of Spuller Field and went to Wayne Field for better conditions. Not much of a change other than north side of city vs south side of city. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The IHSAA, for some inexplicable reason, has not appreciated the excellence of the Field of Champions (Broad Ripple) and has moved playoff games away from there some years back.

  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Coach Nowlin said:

Pioneer just last year 

So then what are the mechanics of this move taking place?? Do both schools have to agree or is it just the “host” team saying- “our field is crappy- let’s move it to ______” ?? What if the visiting team doesn’t want the game moved?? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, jets said:

So then what are the mechanics of this move taking place?? Do both schools have to agree or is it just the “host” team saying- “our field is crappy- let’s move it to ______” ?? What if the visiting team doesn’t want the game moved?? 

It's my understanding that both teams would have to agree to moving the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, HereComesTheBoom said:

It's my understanding that both teams would have to agree to moving the game.

Nope.  The IHSAA has dictated it in the past.  A Broad Ripple to Pike (which is usually available after the first week of November) move is at least one example.

Edited by Lysander
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Lysander said:

Nope.  The IHSAA has dictated it in the past.  A Broad Ripple to Pike (which is usually available after the first week of November) move is at least one example.

Ah, in all its glory the "Field of Champions"! Still can't believe the IHSAA didn't want the game played here (wasn't it against Gibson Southern)?

br-rip-fld.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, jets said:

Getting deeper into the tournament - and as the weather starts to turn- curious as to if anyone has ever “given up” their home-field advantage to play on a better surface??  I seem to remember Monrovia-Ritter Semi-State was moved a couple times to Plainfield because of the playing surface?? I also remember watching Luers slop of a field last year and remember thinking to myself “such a same a high quality game like this is limited by the conditions of the field” ...Sorry if this is an obvious topic- I just don’t recall very many examples of it happening. 

Bishop Dwenger Vs Lowell in 2017 was moved to Homestead.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, jets said:

So then what are the mechanics of this move taking place?? Do both schools have to agree or is it just the “host” team saying- “our field is crappy- let’s move it to ______” ?? What if the visiting team doesn’t want the game moved?? 

Is this a quiet request to move Friday's game from the Jungle in Lincoln City to the turf of Raider field if there is inclement weather???  Or are my eyes deceiving me here???? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, FastpacedO said:

Ah, in all its glory the "Field of Champions"! Still can't believe the IHSAA didn't want the game played here (wasn't it against Gibson Southern)?

br-rip-fld.jpg

😍

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Lysander said:

The IHSAA, for some inexplicable reason, has not appreciated the excellence of the Field of Champions (Broad Ripple) and has moved playoff games away from there some years back.

I never had a problem with the 2005 game. Went with @dawgieinthepound from Bloomington. Now that I'm of age, and have many friends in the Broad Ripple area, I would definitely do the trip differently. HH (or any team against Chatard from a Central timezone in SW Indiana) typically ends up played on Saturdays. However, the 2001 and 2003 games were at Arlington (also a fine facility) and the 2004 game at Franklin Central (all Fridays, if memory serves me correctly).

But yes Sgt. Cox does seem to have final say.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, hhpatriot04 said:

I never had a problem with the 2005 game. Went with @dawgieinthepound from Bloomington. Now that I'm of age, and have many friends in the Broad Ripple area, I would definitely do the trip differently. HH (or any team against Chatard from a Central timezone in SW Indiana) typically ends up played on Saturdays. However, the 2001 and 2003 games were at Arlington (also a fine facility) and the 2004 game at Franklin Central (all Fridays, if memory serves me correctly).

But yes Sgt. Cox does seem to have final say.

I had a bender and forgot my wallet. Pretty sure you spotted me $10.. yes the game in 04 was at Franklin Central.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, FastpacedO said:

Ah, in all its glory the "Field of Champions"! Still can't believe the IHSAA didn't want the game played here (wasn't it against Gibson Southern)?

br-rip-fld.jpg

 Chatard was already playing  most of the season at LN the year they played GS in Indy at LN (I think).  Given the weather that day, it wouldn’t have mattered where they played since the conditions were horrific.  They could have just as easily played in a gravel pit.

The IHSAA started moving certain playoff games away from Broad Ripple prior to ‘07 or ‘08.  That said, I think the ‘08 Semistate and ‘09 Regional were there but I think those were the last.

Again, memory fades.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Lysander said:

Nope.  The IHSAA has dictated it in the past.  A Broad Ripple to Pike (which is usually available after the first week of November) move is at least one example.

Dictated which part? It was always my understanding that Snider had the pick of any FWCS football field given that the school on campus didn't already have a game there. Snider always chose Wayne for the field conditions and the fact that it is a duplicate of Spuller Stadium (shared by Northrop & Snider)................so it certainly felt like home. For those who don't know, FWCS put field turf at Spuller (Northrop's campus), so it's a non-issue now. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BTF said:

Dictated which part? 

Not sure I follow.  IHSAA just said they couldn’t play at their traditional “home field” - which is Broad Ripple.  Often after Sectional games had already been played there. 

Not sure why.  

One of the foremost facilities in the State.  

It’s got grass (in spots), hashmarks, goalposts, working crappers, a concession stand and bleachers.  

“ Field of Champions”......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the early 90's, Mishawaka Marian had an issue with their field, and I believe they played a sectional game at Bremen, when Bremen was on the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Lysander said:

 Chatard was already playing  most of the season at LN the year they played GS in Indy at LN (I think).  Given the weather that day, it wouldn’t have mattered where they played since the conditions were horrific.  They could have just as easily played in a gravel pit.

The IHSAA started moving certain playoff games away from Broad Ripple prior to ‘07 or ‘08.  That said, I think the ‘08 Semistate and ‘09 Regional were there but I think those were the last.

Again, memory fades.

Actually I think that game would of been better at Broad Ripple. More around it to block the wind and that turf at LN was like ice. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Titan Pride said:

........and that turf at LN was like ice. 

Hell.....it was ice.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Patriot 74 said:

Is this a quiet request to move Friday's game from the Jungle in Lincoln City to the turf of Raider field if there is inclement weather???  Or are my eyes deceiving me here???? 

I’m not saying that’s a bad idea- but no that wasn’t the purpose of this thread. I was genuinely curious as to how the process worked. And I’m still not entirely sure how it does from reading all these responses. 

I have let my feelings known -I think it’s a shame the deeper in the tournament to see a game played on adverse conditions (thinking Luers last year) when plenty of turf fields are available. Just my opinion 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Lysander said:

 Chatard was already playing  most of the season at LN the year they played GS in Indy at LN (I think).  Given the weather that day, it wouldn’t have mattered where they played since the conditions were horrific.  They could have just as easily played in a gravel pit.

The IHSAA started moving certain playoff games away from Broad Ripple prior to ‘07 or ‘08.  That said, I think the ‘08 Semistate and ‘09 Regional were there but I think those were the last.

Again, memory fades.

‘08 semi state was at the friendly confines of Enlow Field in Evansville. The last game on grass in that stadium as the EVSC installed turf the next spring.  I might have lost a toe due to frostbite that night. 

’09 was at Arsenal Tech. Not sure if that was the IHSAA’s doing or BCHS. Haven’t been back since, but I’ve heard it has been renovated and turfed since then. It was a classic stadium, IMO. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...