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Comment Posted by jon Jun 04, 2010 08:06 PM

River Elm was squared out, cut and fertilized in tsunami conditions Friday. Apparently John Deere lawn tractors can double as a pontoon boat.

Comment Posted by jon Jun 25, 2010 09:58 PM

River Elm was cut and lined to the highest standards in the province Friday. Check out the signature PIT Football details here: Dare to compare.

Aldgate and Sherbo will be rested for 3 weeks before we play on them again. Little Mountain will be lined before Tuesdays start date. The PIT is the only league to take fields out of rotation to keep them in optimal playing condition for the duration of the season. Enjoy.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 24, 2010 07:48 PM

River Elm was fertilized and given 20 yards of soil on Saturday to help even out some of the rough patches. We hope that with the newly acquired fields we will be able to take River Elm out of our field rotation until it meets our exacting standards. Check out our work here:

Thanks to the PIT Crew: Dr. Saran, D, Steaming Willie Beamin, Marco "Gun Show" Frias, Windy, B-Havens, Field Ninja, Cliff "I just came by to tell you that Viscount Alexander is an awesome field and now am going to drink your beer" Kitchen, and the dude who drove his truck on the field to ask if we have seen his dog. Without you guys Scott and I would have just drank beer in a Van down by the River.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Sep 18, 2010 09:54 PM

With the season winding down, River Elm was given another 20 yards of soil to get the field ready for the start of next year. The PIT's stable of fields in rotation continues to grow (7 new fields this year alone). See our handiwork here: The PIT now boasts the largest contingent of fields in touch football today.

Thanks to Nolan "Nolby Calet", Derrick "Drunk Tank" Yuel, Owen "the soil master" Nagy, Chibueze Uzoruo, Marco Frias, Neil "Mr.Irrelevant" McKernan, Mikey B, Arlen Bolan, and Angie the Field Ninja for all their help today. 6 hours, countless beers, and a few sunburns later, River Elm is getting up to the PIT's exacting standards.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by scott Nov 04, 2010 08:20 AM

With the season never winding down...., River Elm field was trimmed and aerated today. The PIT team is getting a jump on the field improvements for the 2011 season by making good use of the current weather conditions. Check out our photos in the image gallery here:

The PIT would like to thank Jeff Draper for allowing the sun to shine and birds to sing!

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by scott Apr 25, 2011 12:04 PM

River Elm April 25th, the geese tend to agree, the best grass can only be found in the PIT!! Notice the green areas already due to the final 20 yards of soil put down in late September.

Check it out.

PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Apr 10, 2012 08:03 PM

Right before the snow melted last year the PIT Crew put down 40 yards of soil to ensure the playing field is in top notch shape for 2012, if you forgot here is a link to our gargantuan efforts (plus there is a couple gratuitous Scarlett Johansson pics thrown in for good measure).

Last Friday we went to check out our handiwork and put in some work on River Elm, the pics can be viewed here: The field is looking great, just need a few days of rain and River Elm will be good to go. What other sports organization would put in this type of effort!?!? Although not as exciting as Scarlett, leash cat makes his first appearance. Thanks to our child laborers Riley and Stevie for allowing Scott and I to avoid working.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jun 10, 2012 08:42 PM

River Elm was lined prior to our second wave of monsoon season. The field should hold up to the the rain, looks like River Elm went into rotation at the correct time. Here are some pictures of the field and what the PIT does to people who off road on our fields:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Oct 27, 2012 11:14 PM

The insanity that is the PIT Crew reached new heights on Friday when we went out to River Elm to aerate and thatch the field in the snow. Someone had off-roaded on the field so we needed to fix it prior to the Spring. Scott leveled the ruts and we planted grass seed in the hopes the seed will germinate in the Spring. We will have to out during the Spring thaw and do a few more repairs to ensure the field is playable for 2013. If anyone knows of any off-roaders feel free to send them to Scott and I so we can break their legs.

Here are some pics of us working in the snow:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by Trin May 21, 2013 01:20 AM

What is the status of this field for 2013?? Last year when we played there it did not look at all like the pictures.. and it was honestly a nightmare :(

Comment Posted by jon May 21, 2013 10:54 AM

Pictures don't lie, I am not an expert in photo shop! All depends on how many people have decided to off road on it this Spring. The field is a fan favorite of those that live out in that direction and we do get many schedule requests to play there for that reason.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon May 27, 2013 12:51 AM

No photo-shop here! The first lining of River Elm took place on Friday and here are the pictures:

River Elm has unfortunately had a few off roaders, so we had to fix some of the damage but teams should expect to see some damage on the field. Having said that River Elm was cut, lined, and manicured making the field as playable as its going to be.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 01, 2013 12:27 AM

Here are the pics of the latest River Elm field lining:

Thanks to our sponsor Sherwin-Williams who provided the new stencils for use on the field. Just a little closer to the pros!

Check out the discounts Sherwin-Williams offers our PIT membership:

The PIT football discount ranges anywhere from 20% to 35% depending on the product, and is available at any of the four corporate stores in Winnipeg. Just tell them you play in the PIT and you will get your discount!

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Sep 26, 2013 12:33 AM

Are we playing at River Elm? No.
Did River Elm just get lined? No.
Did I forget to put up these pics a month ago? Yes.

Here are the forgotten pics of River Elm. Come for the lining, stay for the beautiful ladies:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jun 06, 2014 01:41 AM

River Elm was lined yesterday in preparation for our games starting this Sunday. The flag teams will get first crack at the field with touch starting up the next day. The field looked in pretty rough shape in the before pics, but check out this link to see the transformation of the field...and some Hollywood starlets:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 05, 2015 10:30 PM

River Elm was lined for the first games of the season which will begin on Monday. Teams should keep in mind that the usual road that takes you to River Elm is blocked off by construction and you must go a little further, almost to the roundabout before taking a new dirt road to the fields. Please ensure you park in the parking lot as there is quite a bit of construction equipment and debris on the road!

The field itself is looking great however...just like the minions (not your typical minions). View for yourself here:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 30, 2015 05:04 PM

River Elm received its second lining of the season this past week. With the rain that is finally starting to fall the field looked in pretty good shape. It has been a VERY dry summer, great for the patio, the beach, lack of mosquitoes, but fields tend to become pretty hard without water. If we can keep with the intermittent rain we should have a good stretch run of the season!

Here are some pics of the pretty green field that is River Elm:

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 01, 2016 05:45 PM

River Elm will finally go into rotation this weekend. With all the rain on weekends and the city not cutting the grass, the field had grown over the length of my knee (literally). Our lawn tractor stalled and started smoking 20 feet into trying to cut the grass so we called in the big boys this weekend and Larkin Landscaping game to the rescue. For four hours Harlo Larkin and I used two industrial tractors to cut River Elm and it looks amazing. Probably the best shape the field has ever been in. Assuming it doesn't rain Sunday (kiss of death) we will now be able to line the fields for use this upcoming week. Check out a 10 second video we shot of the grass being will be amazed by all the grass clippings.

Thanks to Harlo for all of his help. The long weekend will be a very long weekend for the PIT Crew as we will be out lining and maintaining all of our fields.

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 05, 2016 09:09 AM

River Elm finally begins its rotation today after a couple of days of heavy lifting to get the field into playing shape. Thanks again to Harlo for bringing in the heavy equipment to make the field playable and to our field lining crew Brent and Dion who had to put in work all long weekend on River Elm. The results were quite good as you can see from these pics:

For teams playing out at River Elm, a reminder that you must park in the parking lot and not along the side of the road. It is a danger for anyone bringing their boats out to the dock. Also beware of the giant grass berm that was created from the days of grass cutting!

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 21, 2016 01:47 AM

River Elm goes into its second rotation and will be in play until at least the end of July. The field is in great shape and the sun and rain have made this one of the must play fields this summer. Here are some pictures of our newly lined River Elm field:

Only in the PIT!

Comment Posted by jon Sep 06, 2016 12:04 AM

River Elm was lined for the final time this season last week. After a slow start to the usage at River Elm due to the construction on Main and the city letting the grass grow unchecked during that time, the field has become one of the leagues favorites down the stretch. Enjoy it for the final week of the season! Here are some pictures of the efforts made by the best field lining crew in the city!

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jun 23, 2017 11:28 PM

River Elm was lined Wednesday, 13 days after the first lining of the season. Fields are lined every two weeks, the first and only league to do so in the province! Check out our Twitter feed @PITFootball for pics of the great field lining job by Apex Lining!

The PIT Crew

Comment Posted by jon Jul 21, 2017 12:44 AM

River Elm was relined for July yesterday. Check out the amazing before and after pics here:

Thanks to APEX Lining for the remarkable job on the field. We continue to offer the only professionally lined fields with all of the perks you expect to receive including numbers, hash marks, directional arrows, and player boxes!

Enjoy the newly lined field at River Elm!


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