Four years ago, it was decided to plant Bermuda grass on our high school football field. We are located in Ramsey, Indiana--just west of Louisville, Ky. We have had problems with the side lines where the teams stand during the football game. It just seems that we can't get a stand of Bermuda in this area--both on home and visitors side. The fact we are in a cool zone doesn't help. We have replanted sprigs and this year even tried seeding. Still no luck. With our late warm weather in the spring and then a short time for the Bermuda to get going before the first football game, I have wondered about planting an annual grass like annual ryegrass so that when football season opens, we have some green grass growing instead of bare area. Hope this is clear enough to see what I am facing. Any suggestions?