The Salem News
---- — Note: Each day before the high school football season begins the Salem News sports staff will discuss a different topic as we Countdown to Kickoff.
What's the most underrated football venue in the area?
PHIL STACEY: Bertram Field, Salem
Still one of the crown jewels of the North Shore — and will look even better after a makeover this fall.
MATT JENKINS: Walt Roberts Field, Masconomet
Field is usually in good condition and atmosphere is always festive there on Friday nights.
MATT WILLIAMS: Blocksidge Field, Swampscott.
Sure, there’s no track, no field turf and the stands are older. But the place has a homey atmosphere, a nice sea breeze and the unique look of the homes on the upper hills overlooking the stadium.
JEAN DePLACIDO: Donaldson Stadium, Bishop Fenwick
Home of the Crusaders has a lot of subtle touches.
GIANNA ADDARIO: Hamilton-Wenham
There aren’t any lights for a Friday night game, but there are few places better to spend a Saturday afternoon.
DAN HARRISON: Barry Field, North Shore Tech
Easy to get to; the sound system is clear; the concession stand is top notch; and you get to watch some great football.