HURRICANE – Construction of a new football field and other buildings at Hurricane High School promises improvements to be proud of, but the pending construction does necessitate some adjustments for those participating in and attending home games of the Hurricane High Tigers football team.
“At this point, there is only one access to the football field,” said Hurricane Police Officer Jayson Despain. “And that’s on State Street next to Ace Hardware. The public will need to park and walk into the games.”
According to Hurricane City’s press release, football fans are urged to park vehicles in the front and back parking lots of the high school and then walk along the sidewalk on State Street to the football stadium. It is not yet known when other access points to the football field will be available. Anyone trying to cut across construction zones could be cited for trespassing. Parking on the north side of State Street or other side streets will require pedestrians to use crosswalks.
“We are encouraging the use of sidewalks and crosswalks for everyone’s safety,” Despain added, noting traffic is heavy on State Street and pedestrians should not attempt to cross the street without using a crosswalk.
Both the junior varsity and freshman football teams are scheduled to play the Cedar City Redmen at Hurricane on Aug. 25.
The varsity football team kicks off the season with an away game at Salt Lake City area’s Skyline on Aug. 19; and the team’s first home game is Sept. 2 against the Tooele Buffaloes.
Drivers are reminded to stay alert for pedestrians now that school is back in session and to be courteous to local business owners when parking for athletic events.