Remember how neat and pristine the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium looked for the Auburn spring game? Well, three weeks later, it’s barely recognizable.
The culprit? Kenny Chesney.
That’s right. The country singer played a concert at Auburn’s football stadium Saturday night, and between the stage, the equipment and the thousands of fans on the field, it took quite a toll on all the hard work put in by the grounds crew.
Before/after pic.twitter.com/yVho8BRf1y— AU Grounds Crew (@AU_Grounds_Crew) April 26, 2016
The concert was part of the Music and Miracles Superfest 2016, an event that also featured performances by Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion. Over 50,000 people were on hand to enjoy the live music.
It wasn’t the first concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium -- other shows include James Brown (1965) and the Beach Boys (2001) -- but it was one of the biggest.
Despite his part in tearing up the field, Chesney was embraced by Gus Malzahn and the Auburn football team. He spent time with Malzahn and even worked out with some of the players the day before his show.