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Game time at new-look Hackley Stadium: Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation

MUSKEGON – Shane Fairfield was 9 years old when he played his first football game at Hackley Stadium.

Several years later, the memory is still vivid for Muskegon High School’s 11th-year head coach. The stadium, however, looks a bit different.

“That was exciting because I felt like I was in the Big House (at University of Michigan). I mean, being a 9-year-old kid going through that tunnel and seeing the field and there’s no track around it and that kind of stuff, I was blown away then,” Fairfield recalled earlier this week, as he prepared his Big Reds (1-0, 1-0 OK Green Conference) for their big crosstown matchup against Mona Shores (1-0, 1-0).

At 7 tonight, the Big Reds will finally get the opportunity to play in their upgraded, century-old stadium. As fate would have it, the rival Sailors will be on the opposing sideline.

Muskegon High School has been

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Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation

MUSKEGON – Shane Fairfield was 9 years old when he played his first football game at Hackley Stadium.



a sign hanging from a tree: Hackley Stadium at Muskegon High School on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The historic stadium's renovations include a synthetic turf, SharkBite slip resistant surface in the stands and a brick wall surrounding the field.


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Hackley Stadium at Muskegon High School on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The historic stadium’s renovations include a synthetic turf, SharkBite slip resistant surface in the stands and a brick wall surrounding the field.

Several years later, the memory is still vivid for Muskegon High School’s 11th-year head coach.

“That was exciting because I felt like I was in the Big House (at University of Michigan). I mean, being a 9-year-old kid going through that tunnel and seeing the field and there’s no track around it and that kind of stuff, I was blown away then,” Fairfield recalled earlier this week, as he prepared his Big Reds (1-0, 1-0 OK Green Conference) for their big crosstown matchup against Mona Shores (1-0, 1-0).

At 7 tonight,

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Continue Reading Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation