It's a $461,000r problem Roanoke leaders say is a good one to have.
The artificial turf field at Patrick Henry High School needs to be replaced.
The current field was put down in 2007. School leaders say a combination of increased use by the school's athletic teams and a lower-quality field are to blame for being so worn down.
We're told that all the spring teams at the school want to practice on the field, and it gets used from right after school until the nighttime hours.
At this point, there's still no concrete time frame for when the field will be replaced, but school leaders are looking at next summer or the summer of 2016, according to Roanoke City Schools Spokesperson Justin McLeod.
School leaders said the field at William Fleming is both newer and higher quality turf and is in good condition.
Dr. Rita Bishop began as superintendent after the planning for the new Patrick Henry High School had finished.