New Fence Means New Prices

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Ally Jones

New soccer fence causes concerns about prices.

Over the summer many new improvements were made to our high school athletic facilities, one of the most prominent renovations is a new fence around the soccer field.

“The fence is helping with the number of balls that are continuously going down over the banks during practices and games,” said Tyrone Athletic Director Luke Rhoades.

I love the concept of the fence and I think it’s a great idea, however I don’t care for the cost”

— Deb Soellner

The new fence has also allowed the district to charge admission to soccer matches. While many other schools have been charging for soccer matches for years, this is a first for Tyrone.

For varsity and junior varsity matches, the price is $5 for adults and $3 for students, and for junior high matches the price is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

“I’m concerned that the fence and new admission cost might hurt attendance at the games,” said sophomore soccer player Cate Baran.

Most parents views on the fence are similar. “I love the concept of the fence and I think it’s a great idea, however I don’t care for the cost. After having been in several other places that have a much nicer facility, they charge way less than what we charge. So I think that will probably stop some people from going to games,” said Deb Soellner, parent of soccer player Madison Soellner.

Girls soccer Head Coach Mike Sparacino thinks differently. “I don’t think the fence will affect attendance at the games,” said Sparacino, “I would like if the money would go to lights at the field, or other field improvement projects.”