The Mercer football den got a little closer to becoming a reality this Thursday. In the morning, construction crews installed the goal posts. They also began laying down the turf of the field which is considered the easy part.
The hard part comes when the guys have to set the pieces together and stitch the yard lines. Mercer's facilities manager, Michael Ellis says the timeline is on schedule. Which is good because the Mercer Bears football team will begin practice next month.
"It's a real exciting thing for Mercer", says Ellis. "The field is what everybody's been waiting on and its going to be a really nice field. And theyll be out here for another 2 weeks and By mid August everybody will be moving in and the guys will be out here practicing so everybody is real excited about that."
Crews expect to finish the fieldhouse and stands by May 2013.