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Game time at new-look Hackley Stadium: Watch time-lapse video of $1 million renovation

MUSKEGON – Shane Fairfield was 9 years old when he played his first football game at Hackley Stadium.

Several years later, the memory is still vivid for Muskegon High School’s 11th-year head coach. The stadium, however, looks a bit different.

“That was exciting because I felt like I was in the Big House (at University of Michigan). I mean, being a 9-year-old kid going through that tunnel and seeing the field and there’s no track around it and that kind of stuff, I was blown away then,” Fairfield recalled earlier this week, as he prepared his Big Reds (1-0, 1-0 OK Green Conference) for their big crosstown matchup against Mona Shores (1-0, 1-0).

At 7 tonight, the Big Reds will finally get the opportunity to play in their upgraded, century-old stadium. As fate would have it, the rival Sailors will be on the opposing sideline.

Muskegon High School has been playing football at the Hackley Stadium site since 1907. The home of Michigan’s all-time winningest program has stood the test of time, but this summer the classic venue received a facelift in the form of an approximate $1 million renovation, including a new AstroTurf playing surface.

Watch MLive’s time-lapse video above — footage courtesy of The Christman Company, general contractor for the renovation project – to see the transformation of the iconic stadium.

“It turned out nice,” Muskegon senior Tyreese Oakes said. “This ain’t what I pictured because you can’t really see from a picture. And then they got done … from the sand, I’m like, ‘It’s just a normal field,’ but when they took a little bit by a little bit, it was awesome.”

Added Big Reds senior Amari Crowley: “I didn’t believe it at first, then I saw them breaking ground – I got

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Basement Remodeling – Planning A Game Room Remodeling Project

When it comes to the numerous basement remodeling options out there, few projects can bring out the kid in a homeowner quite like installing a gameroom. In fact, developing a well planned game room remodeling project can be almost as fun as enjoying the games themselves, thanks to the unique creative freedom that a job like this allows. You’re only limitations are space availability, finances, and your own imagination!

Game Room Remodeling: Getting Started

Like any home remodeling job, a game room remodel starts with a desire to increase the fun and functionality of a room, and is followed by a determination to take all the steps necessary to bring your vision to life. The majority of game rooms are designed in basements, giving them a unique atmosphere and sequestering them from the quieter areas of the home, such as the living room and bedrooms.

For many homeowners, the basement is the ideal place to start a remodeling project. It’s a room that’s usually limited to a laundry room or storage area, but the basement– especially larger basements with higher ceilings– have huge potential. Before deciding to install a game room in your basement, carefully consider the logistics of the undertaking. If you have a relatively small basement space with low ceilings, designing a game room might require some serious reconstruction or deconstruction of walls, which can add a lot to your bill. A professional basement remodeling contractor can help you assess your remodeling plans and give you a cost estimate, which can be extremely helpful in determining whether a game room would be a practical choice for your particular basement.

Think In Specifics

Another major factor in planning your game room remodeling project is knowing exactly what types of games, entertainment, seating, and ambiance you wish to include in …

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