Lincoln High field hit by vandals

Van­dals did an es­tim­ated $50,000 in dam­age to Lin­coln High Schools ath­let­ic field in early Septem­ber.

They set a goal post on fire and painted graf­fiti on the field’s ar­ti­fi­cial turf, school dis­trict spokes­man Fernando Gal­lard said last week. 

Van­dals also dam­aged the press box, cut a four square foot hole in the turf and so dam­aged the score­board that it can­not be used, Gal­lard said.

Po­lice said the van­dal­ism oc­curred in the early morn­ing on Sept. 7.

Re­pairs have been made to the field, Gal­lard said, and it is be­ing used. “But it needs fur­ther re­pair,” he ad­ded.

“It’s just an eye­sore,” he said.

The field was only re­fur­bished in the last few years. After a fun­drais­ing cam­paign, the ar­ti­fi­cial turf was in­stalled and a new track was put in, Gal­lard said.

The $50,000 cost to re­pair the dam­ages is just an es­tim­ate, Gal­lard said. The ac­tu­al cost has not been de­term­ined yet.

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