Students, community members ready to take advantage of Oswego High’s new turf stadium

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Oswego City High School’s turf stadium is ready for fall sports. A part of the district’s capital project, the facility is generating excitement not only within the district but in the community as well.

For the Buccaneers, the turf isn’t just something to make the school look better. As head coach of girl’s varsity soccer Anthony Richmond knows, it is an investment in the future.

“I think there’s still some question marks regarding COVID, but when student athletes see this field, they’re starting to get more excited,” Richmond said.

When compared to the facilities that were used by the soccer team before, team co-captain Isabella Kopriski says this is a massive step up.

“I definitely think it’s been a big improvement. We used to play on Turrill and there were holes everywhere. It is nice to have a flat surface, it is definitely softer, more soft than any other turf we’ve actually played on,” Kopriski said.

The new turf stadium at the home of the Buccaneers has also helped the community come out to support the school’s athletics more than ever.

“Well, because of COVID, since everyone is in their houses, this turf has definitely improved people coming out, people sitting on the bleachers, social distancing with no masks on, so you get to watch people and actually enjoy what you’re doing when you go outside,” Kopriski said.

The new facility has resulted in a student body abuzz with excitement, a community that is eager to come out to support the teams and players who are more than ready to showcase their skills on the new stage. Oswego City School District’s new turf stadium was a $29 million investment.