Oregon high school team to play on black turf

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Boise State is known for its blue football field, and at Eastern Washington University it’s red.

Now, at West Salem High School in Oregon‘s Willamette Valley, the old green turf has been replaced with a new hue: black. The field is so striking that it has quickly been nicknamed “The Black Hole.”

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that workers finished installing the turf Thursday. West Salem hosts South Medford on Friday night.

An executive for FieldTurf says it’s the only black field the company has sold. Marketing Vice President Darren Gill says the company is promoting color fields, and other schools are considering the likes of maroon and burgundy – even white.

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