Scottie Field Recharged

Tuesday, November 29th 2022
Scottie Field and the Glasgow High School track complex were constructed in the early 1980s. At the time, Glasgow's was the only all-weather track in eastern Montana.

However, the Glasgow sports complex is showing its age in the forty-plus years since construction. The football field has many dips in it, and the ground has become extremely hard. It's nearly impossible to mark a straight line across the field.

The track has surpassed expectations in its use but has dozens of cracks, and a severe dip in the first lane on the home stretch. Many coaches and volunteers have contributed hours trying to "patch" the facility, but the time has come when "band-aid" solutions will not work.

Thus, Scottie Field Recharged was born! A committee has been formed to forge ahead with the monumental task of upgrading, or "Recharging" the outdoor athletic complex.

How Busy Is Our Facility?
Tuesday, November 29th 2022
In a single calendar school year. How many events are being held on Scottie Field currently?

**Glasgow Scottie Football-- 16 GAMES**
4 Glasgow Middle School Football Games
4 JV Games
7 High School Games (Regular Season, Playoff, Red & White)
1 Glasgow Recreation Department "Under the Lights" Youth Football Night

**Glasgow Scottie Track & Field -- 9 to 11 Track Meets**
GHS Invitational
GMS Invitational
NE MT Top 10 Meet
District 2B/3C --OR-- Northern B Meet
Class C MS Districts --OR-- Eastern C HS Divisionals
Hinsdale Raiders Invitational
Saco/Whitewater Invitational
MS Inter-Squad Dual
NE MT Special Olympics

**Glasgow Scottie Softball**
How many home events per year are currently at Sullivan Park or Cal Ripken Field Glasgow Mt? -- 9 to 11 Softball Games/Tournaments
Red and White Game
4 to 5 JV / Varsity Double Headers
Scottie Softball Slam
Scottie Youth Softball Camp

**That is a grand total of 38 days of LIVE competition currently being held at the facilities for these Glasgow Scotties athletic programs.**

What other potential events can we bring to Glasgow with new facilities?
MHSA - Montana High School Association State B/C Softball Tournament?
Annual Class C Showcase Football Event?
Annual Class B All-Star Football Game?
Youth Softball and Football Event Opportunities?
The possibilities are endless!

Tuesday, November 29th 2022
The top picture was taken on Apr. 27th, 2018 from a plane during the middle of a GHS Track Season.

The bottom picture is a Recharged Scottie Field during a future Track Season.

Pole Vault Runway
Tuesday, November 29th 2022
(Photo courtesy Glasgow Courier)

Full story is here.

Scottie Activities Director Brenner Flaten