There are a couple of advantages to playing in an 11-man stadium (especially leading up to the State Game) playing on a modified field. I feel the kids need to get used to painted sidelines (lots of incidental late hits, so need to see it in game action). Also, fielding a kickoff 9 yards deep in the endzone but not aware they are in the endzone (since it looks like the one yard line). Those are just a couple of things I feel like teams need to see before going to AT&T...just my opinion, of course.Easy: Cost, hassle, and it is an 11man field.
Why play there when you can play in Robert Lee, Garden City, Rankin, Blackwell, Hermleigh or Trent? No field modifications needed, not as expensive and you are keeping the dollars in smalls schools/towns and also it is very likely one or both teams have previously played on that field. A lot less hassle is involved all the way around.
I'd rather teams play in a six-man town and on a six-man field that can accommodate.
Other than that, we like playing on sixman fields (one less thing to worry about -- field modification, and the kids are used to it).