Lusher athletes will be running on hallowed ground starting next fall. Over the next few months, Lusher’s Freret Campus will be renovating Brees Family Field with the Superdome turf from the 2019-20 Saints football season! This is the same turf that saw Joe Burrow, Coach O, and the rest of the 2019 LSU Tigers complete one of the greatest college seasons ever by winning the National Championship last Monday night.
From this WWL article:
The artificial turf is now heading Uptown to Lusher High School. It’s expected to replace the grass at the Brees Family Field on campus.
“Maintaining a field, a grass field in New Orleans humidity becomes very costly,” Lusher Principal Steve Corbett said. “This field gets a lot of use. When it gets a lot of use, the grass fields doesn’t always look the way you want it to look.”
The school is raising money to buy the turf. Corbett calls it an incredible opportunity.
“Witnessing what occurred last night with LSU winning the national championship on the field at the Superdome, we’re going to be very fortunate to look back at the history of that,” Corbett said. “We are certainly appreciative we’ll be able to have access to this field starting next year.”
The new field is expected to be the centerpiece of Lusher’s new $3.5 million athletic complex.