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May
09

YEAS Tailgate – Pete’s Field

On May 7, 2009 the Y.E.A.S Committee had a kick off tailgate luncheon to go over the proposed plan for the new Enumclaw Stadium at Pete’s Pool.

The City of Enumclaw and Enumclaw School District have partnered together to re-design The Enumclaw Expo Center (Pete’s Pool) Football Stadium into a premier football and soccer facility. This is a community based fundraising effort and they need your help. A taskforce has been assembled to develop a design and fundraising effort for the improvements.  Check out Your Enumclaw Area Stadium (Y.E.A.S) and see what you can do to help the cause at http://www.cityofenumclaw.net/

Pete’s field is shared by 3 football programs:

Enumclaw High School Football http://ehshornetfootball.blogspot.com/  

 

EHS Football Players on hand for the luncheon

EHS Football Players on hand for the luncheon

 

Enumclaw Hornet Junior Football http://www.hornetjuniorfootball.com/

 

Junior Hornet Players in attendance

Junior Hornet Players in attendance

 

Enumclaw Wolverine Junior Football http://www.wolverinejuniorfootball.com/  

I have played at Pete’s Field all my life.  I played 4-years with the Enumclaw Wolverines and 4-years at Enumclaw High School.  I love this field and there is no better place in the state to play a football game.  There is no track separating the fans from the field which creates an intimate way to watch football.  After the game the fans scatter on the field to congratulate players as this is not found throughout many high school programs and stadiums.  The giant field house as a backdrop makes the field look like it is made for a High School football movie.  

Towards the end of the football season the field is more like a giant piece of dirt with 3 teams playing on it regularly the natural grass cannot handle all the wear and tear.  Having field turf will allow Football and Soccer teams to practice more without concern of tearing the field apart and to play year round.  With an artificial surface it allows consistant field conditions with not concern of mud or the dreaded hill.  Pete’s Field does not meet WIAA regulations for post season play.  If the Hornets were to host a home playoff game they would not be able to play on their home field because all playoff games have to be played on artificial playing surfaces.  

Overall the tailgate luncheon was great.  Judge Richard Bathum had a great presentation on the history of Pete’s Field.  

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