There will be no home field advantage for the Dakota State University Trojans for their homecoming contest against the Presentation College Saints. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game will now be played at 2 p.m. Monday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
The biggest question: Why at 2 p.m. on a work day? Why not later, such as 6 p.m.?
I am not sure of the reason why it was moved to Howard Wood Field. How many fans can just take off work and go to a game at 2 p.m. on a Monday? Will DSU have to pay a rental fee for its homecoming contest? I would think there would be a charge.
The only reason that I could see for moving the game is that no one wants to ruin Trojan Field after the weekend rain; there are still a number of games to be played here this season. However, I have seen games played at Trojan Field in rain storms. Not too many years ago, Madison played Pipestone in a driving rain storm. At halftime, I went to the press box for the rest of the game.
How many fans will be able to get off work early enough to get to Sioux Falls for the game?
Could the game have been pushed back to another date at Trojan Field? I am not sure of Presentation College’s schedule, and I know trying to make up a football game is an awful headache.
I am hoping there will be lots of Blue and Gold in the stands at Howard Wood Field today cheering on the Trojans.