Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Over the weekend, vandals ransacked the Construction Site of Legends to the tune of $10,000 in damages. The city school district has responded with measures that involve hiring sentries who will watch the field from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. until the facility opens in early September.

According to an article in today's Syracuse Post-Standard (obnoxious zip/age profile-filter!),

"Do drugs I promise they're good" was sprayed on the 40-yard line of the stadium's new turf. "CBA '07" was sprayed on the visitors bleachers, and "CBA Seniors '07" was on construction equipment at the site, according to police.

No culprits, unfortunately. CBA is the school Nottingham opens its football and soccer seasons against in a couple of weeks. Little point in speculating about whether CBA students had a hand in any of it. Whether or not they did, the whole episode makes the rivalry seem more rivalrous. I'm also thinking about the spectrum of graffitist acts--from the flash mural (sprayed in a frenzy) onto some dull retaining wall to more deliberate efforts to mark, ruin, or inflict costly damages.

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