CLEVELAND-- Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam announced on Monday they will be updating five fields for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District over the next two years.
Work on Royce Kidd Field and James F. Rhodes Field will begin this month and will be finished for high school football season in the fall.
“Since making Cleveland our home, we have focused on improving football and education for the entire region. By installing these five synthetic turf fields within CMSD, we are able to combine those two passions to give our youth, schools and communities year-round access to the resources they deserve,” the Haslams said in a news release on Monday.
John Adams Field and John Marshall Field will be renovated next year, while plans for Bump Taylor Field are being finalized. The fields will be lined for multiple sports so more students can benefits from the upgrades.
“In addition to how these types of projects and participation in sports can help motivate students to attend school and succeed in the classroom, playing youth and high school football offers our city’s children unique opportunities to develop teamwork, character and life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives, as well as the city of Cleveland’s future," the Haslams said.
The Cleveland Browns already helped refurbish Dwayne Browder Field in September.