“It’s been a long time to wait and some of our fans thought we should give it a try. Of course there will be some downsides with the lack of seats at first, but the convenience will be having your own lights, your own. facilities and the excitement factor.That means a lot to the kids.
Craig said Assumption spent $ 15,000 a season to rent Brady Street Stadium for four home games. There was an added expense of having a security guard on site at every game and the school never received any of the concession income.
“The town of Davenport has been a great host and we are grateful for that,” said Craig.
Assumption faced Davenport Central in a scrimmage at the new facility two weeks ago. The Knights train full time on the turf, King said.
Due to the difficulty obtaining officials, all home games in Assumption will remain Thursday nights this season despite the change of venue.
On game night, Craig expects an electric environment.
“There will be a lot of energy flowing here,” he said. “It will be a different type of occupancy than what we’re used to, but a good type of occupation to move into a new home.
“Logistically, we’re knee deep in it right now, but it’s going to be fun and here on campus. There will be a small town feel like you see with the eight-a-side games and the little schools where people stand and watch the game. “