Cooler weather is here, and the start of fall in Nebraska means one thing. Husker Football.
One loomis man is taking his love for the game to the next level.
Just like every kid in Nebraska, Justin Trompke grew up wanting to play football on the field at
Memorial Stadium. After his dreams never came to fruition, Justin did the next best thing, he built his own Husker field.
A commodities broker and father of three, Justin is the architect of Loomis's own Tom Osborne Field.
"One afternoon I thought it'd be neat for my boys to have," said Trompke. "I have the room, and thought it'd be neat for [my boys] to have and obviously I'm a big husker fan and it's a tribute to the upcoming season."
Justin's half scale model is complete with a red painted "N", two endzones, and PVC goal posts. He does admit, however, his wife didn't quite know what to make of it.
"At first she thought I was a little crazy," said Justin."but I think she thinks it's pretty neat too.
Something for the boys to play on is always nice."
"At first I thought it was a little over the top," added Carrie, Trompke's wife,"but once he got started I realized there was no turning back. I took a lot of pictures, laughed and shook my head alot but he did a pretty good job. It kind of went in stages, here'd be more stuff and then hash marks and then endzones were done, and it kind of kept getting a little over the top."
Even though Bo Pelini and his team might never actually play on his field, Justin says he
may just have a couple of future Huskers in training.
"I have three boys," he said,"it'll be fun for them to grow up and have a football field in thier front yard."
Justin went on to say he plans to keep up with the field all season long, and may convert it to a
soccer field in the spring. His wife, Carrie, is just fine with that, but if they ever have a baby girl, he needs to build a volleyball court as well.