BIDDEFORD (WGME) – More than 150 volunteers put on their hard hats in Biddeford over the weekend.
One of the state’s most recognizable football fields, Waterhouse Field, had its bleachers determined as unsafe earlier this year. So members of the Biddeford community along with surrounding communities worked to tear down the bleachers Saturday morning.
The estimated cost to replace the bleachers, turf and press box is about $2 million.
Community members say its important this field is repaired.
Organizer Jim Godbout said “The field itself has this unique feel where the bleachers are right on the field, you don’t see that at many other facilities in the State of Maine. A lot of kids from all over the state always compliment this field about saying how important it is to play here and what the feeling is to play here at the Waterhouse Field.”
They say they aren’t sure when the bleachers will be rebuilt, but when they are they’ll make sure they’ll be right on the field once again.