Bishop blesses new field at Knoxville Catholic

The Fighting Irish now have the largest synthetic turf field in the Knoxville area

NEW TURF FOR KCHS Bishop Richard F. Stika leads the blessing ceremony at Hollin Field as Deacon Sean Smith assists. In back are members of the Hollin family, (from left) Joyce Hollin, Bill Hollin, Beau Hollin, Major Hollin, Kim Hollin, and Tony Hollin, and at far right KCHS athletics director Jason Surlas and principal Dickie Sompayrac. Photo by Dan McWilliams

Bishop Richard F. Stika blessed the new synthetic turf field at Knoxville Catholic High School on Aug. 17 before the Fighting Irish’s game against Knoxville Central.

The Fighting Irish then gave Hollin Field at Blaine Stadium a successful debut by shutting out the Bobcats 35-0.

This past summer, through the support of the Hollin family and others in the school community, KCHS installed the largest synthetic turf field in the Knoxville area. Hollin Field, which was completed July 20, will allow the school to serve many students through football, boys and girls soccer, and lacrosse.

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