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U2 Repairs Vanderbilt's Football Field


NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Imagine thousands of feet, jumping up and down on your yard. That's what it was like at Vanderbilt's football stadium last Saturday when U2 packed the house. The incredible concert ruined an incredible football field, but U2 made plans before the concert to repair the damage.

They made music; they made memories, and they made a mess. But when you're a rock star, it's all about the stage. An impressive claw stage with tons of equipment plus the fans took a destructive toll.  The damage was not unexpected; it was negotiated. U2 is paying for the new field for an undisclosed price.

"I'm excited to see what they're gonna do with the field as a football player. It's all about the field," said  Tennessee Titan Jovan Haye who knows the field pretty well as he played for Vanderbilt just a few years ago.

Crews were grading the field Friday to get ready for the sod coming next week, which means football fans can rest easy.

Vandy plays Elon in the home opener.

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