Irwin Belk Complex Field Photo: Jalon Hill/QCity Metro

If you drive past the Johnson C. Smith University football field this week, you’ll see construction workers and a lot of bare dirt.

A sign that hangs on the fence reads: “Coming Soon…Golden Bulls Turf Field.”

Why it matters: A number of Historically Black College and University football programs have decided to change to turf fields, due to maintenance required for grass.

QCity Metro reached out to a JCSU spokesperson but could not get further details on Tuesday.

Jalon is a general assignment reporter for QCity Metro. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and an avid sports fan. (

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