Mercer County Sports Complex

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    Excellent looking weight room. Not sure about the safety of those pillars.
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    Wow... Very nice!

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    It is a converted warehouse. It gets lots of use by many sports (football, baseball, track, softball, and even middle school teams). Batting cages set up in the back, weight room, running track up top, and open area for drill work. Also has locker rooms, laundry room, and office space. It's a great asset.

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    We fixed the center of the main turf and then added a high grade "turf" for the top of the complex. We now have a full scale indoor practice facility. We use the top part for LB/RB and OL/DL. Perimeter guys use the main turf on the bottom and we go team offense & defense on the bottom.

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    no taxpayer money was used for the upgrades. Much of it was donated and sponsorships.

    All sports have access to all areas.... not just used for football.

    Now that we have the top area, I don't know what we did without it. It gets alot of use.

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    Hey coach - what do you have on the upper part? Is that just indoor/outdoor carpet, kind of like the old "Astroturf?" Looks like the players are wearing cleats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCHS View Post
    Hey coach - what do you have on the upper part? Is that just indoor/outdoor carpet, kind of like the old "Astroturf?" Looks like the players are wearing cleats.
    Yes, it is. There were 3 different grades and we got the best one. Moving forward, groups up top are not in cleats. They have better traction in tennis shoes and it does less damage. We had it installed in December. It has held up well and we have been really happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foreverfriday View Post
    It is a converted warehouse. It gets lots of use by many sports (football, baseball, track, softball, and even middle school teams). Batting cages set up in the back, weight room, running track up top, and open area for drill work. Also has locker rooms, laundry room, and office space. It's a great asset.
    We use it for Middle School Soccer. It is a nice place and it does get its use.

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    Something to be very proud of. Tremendous help to all of your sports programs.

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    Here are a couple pics that show the replaced turf in the middle. Yesterday we had a couple families and a head football coach from central KY in our complex.They were very complimentary. Like all things... we take it for granted because we are use to it. But, our athletic programs and kids are very fortunate to have this and it gets a bunch of use.

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