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04/25/2016
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Turf Field @ Lovely Stadium
04/19/2016
We are sharing this message from Don Doucette regarding our turf...
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08/29/2015
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08/17/2015
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Assistant Football Coaches Needed

Potential assistant coaching opportunities for our in-town football teams.  Please contact the league president if you are interested in possibly coaching.  No commitment.  

Ken Aulbach: kenaulbach@gmail.com


by posted 04/25/2016
Turf Field @ Lovely Stadium

We are sharing this message from Don Doucette regarding our turf field. Please take a minute to read and consider attending our Town Meeting on May 2 and 3.
His contact info is below, please feel free to contact him directly.
Thank you.

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Subject Line: Important Message From the Athletic Director

I am writing to you all to raise awareness about an important issue that will be addressed at the Town Meeting on May 2nd and 3rd concerning the turf field. As many of you know, Andover High School was one of the first high schools in the state to have the modern turf field installed. The turf field at Lovely Stadium has been an invaluable asset to our community, youth and high school athletic programs over the last decade. Unfortunately, we have recently discovered that the life cycle of our turf has come to an end and needs to be replaced ASAP. 

We would like to take this time to share some important facts about our current turf surface:

The current turf surface was one of the first turf fields installed at a high school in the state.

The surface was installed in 2007 and was funded privately. Since then, it has played host to thousands of games, practices, and events.

· Lovely stadium is currently home to the following high school athletic teams:
o Football (Varsity, JV and Freshman)
o Boys and Girls Soccer (Varsity and JV)
o Boys and Girls Lacrosse (Varsity and JV)
o Field Hockey (Varsity and JV)
o Boys and Girls Track (Varsity and JV)
o Cheering (Varsity and JV)
o Marching Band Program

· The following youth programs also call Lovely Stadium home:
o Andover Youth Soccer
o Andover Youth Services Boys and Girls Lacrosse
o Youth Field Hockey
o AJFL Football and Cheering
o Middle School Football and Cheering


Lovely Stadium is home to over 100 High School sports games every year and countless other practices, youth games, and community events.


If the turf field is not replaced this summer, it would be a major setback for the community. This would result in the entire field having to close down until further notice. Additionally, other options would have to be explored including scheduling offsite practices and playing games exclusively on the road. The coordination of this option is close to impossible and the costs would be astronomical. This would leave the majority of our over 900 student-athletes without a place to practice or play. This does not include the impact to the town programs that rely on this field as well.

The turf field at Lovely Stadium truly is the backbone to the athletic and recreation programs in the town of Andover and has proven time and time again to be an invaluable asset to the community. We encourage everyone to come out to the Town Meeting on May 2nd and 3rd and support Article 30 regarding the turf field.

If this article does not pass, the turf field will permanently be shut down on June 20th of this year. This would include all games and practices during the 2016/2017 school year for any team or community program that uses the turf field.

Let’s use this as an opportunity to get everyone involved and work towards a greater common goal as well as continuing to provide our students and our community with a facility that we can call home. 

Thank you in advance for helping with this very important project for all of us.

Don Doucette
Athletic Director
Andover High School
P: 978-623-8669
E: ddoucette@aps1.net


by posted 04/19/2016
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by posted 08/29/2015

Welcome to Andover Junior Football and Cheering League!

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For safety and sanitary issues, no pets are allowed at any Andover sporting field, including AHS, per the Town of Andover Board of Health.  

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by posted 08/17/2015
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