Track Resurfacing Complete, Turf Field back in play!

Track Resurfacing Complete, Turf Field back in play!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Titans Stadium project is complete after numerous delays occurred in the track resurfacing element of the turf and track project.  The project - including installation of a turf field and a track resurfacing - began in May and the turf field portion was completed by SprinTurf on August 4. However, the track resurfacing work was delayed as the district worked with the subcontractor to ensure the track resurfacing met exacting engineering specifications to provide an excellent competitive surface for our student athletes. When weather-related delays due to rainfall and inclement conditions also occurred, several weeks elapsed from the initial targeted completion date.

Patrons may have noticed in recent weeks the heavy plastic sheeting covering the entire exterior and structures of the facility and blanketing the entire field itself. This was so the track resurfacers could apply a structural spray to the surface. This work is now concluded and the track has a consistent surface to a suitable depth of application. The structural spray also creates a more wear-resistant and durable surface.

The track resurfacing has concluded and been inspected by district partners and SprinTurf representatives, and the lane painting (final step in the process) was completed over the weekend, with a crew arriving Friday afternoon and departing late Sunday following the completion of all lane painting and track markings and numberings.

Superintendent Dr. John Skretta expressed gratitude to patrons, parents, and activities participants for their patience during the process. “We are very appreciative to everyone for the flexibility. We appreciate the good-natured acceptance from the public as on numerous occasions we were forced to put school and youth club sports contests on the southeast practice field areas instead of being able to use the competition facility during the work.. While this was not ideal, our tremendous Titans fans were supportive throughout and the result is we have an outstanding stadium facility - track and turf - that will be a marquee venue for our students for many years to come.”

The synthetic turf installation carries an inclusive eight-year warranty from SprinTurf. The field includes red end zone turf, Norris Titans block endzone lettering, wide white sideline panels, and a Titan head logo at midfield. The field includes player and coach sideline boxes and markings for both soccer and football. The district is using approved grooming equipment to protect the public investment.