Somerset to get turf for 2019 season.

Page 2 of The Somerset Independent Schools BoE announced that they were taking bids to add FieldTurf to Clark Field. Below, seems to be the settled on design, wh... 43 comments | 8536 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Construction has actually began, the field has all the grass stripped away and sideline turf/concrete areas have been dug up. I'll admit, I was hesitant to get overly excited because I figured to project would get put off or delayed. Now that I see that it is actually going to happen, I'm pretty excited.
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    UPDATE: Two months later and it appears as if the general contractor is in no hurry. Most days just one or two workers on site. They still have all of the drainage pipes to lay in before they can start to cover the field with rock and sand and prep for the turf. The same Contractor seems to have missed every due date on projects at the high school over the last couple of years, so I will not be surprised if the first game of the season is moved to Rock.

    Hopefully, I and others are wrong and the field is completed in time for the season. Once completed it will be great...just when.

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    I hope they get antibiotic turf to avoid possible law suits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EQUUS GREVYI View Post
    I hope they get antibiotic turf to avoid possible law suits.
    Isn't that pretty much standard now?

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    Sheeting is on half the field and they are beginning to cover it with gravel. All drainage work appears to be complete and rumors are that the turf could start going down early next week...we'll see, just 21 days until the opening game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Sheeting is on half the field and they are beginning to cover it with gravel. All drainage work appears to be complete and rumors are that the turf could start going down early next week...we'll see, just 21 days until the opening game.
    They moving a little better now it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bac2369 View Post
    They moving a little better now it seems.
    Yeah, the same company has been late with every project they've had over the last couple of years...I was really worried about this one getting done on time. Hopefully, the team can get some practice time on it before the season starts.

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    Finally laying the rug. I noticed from the labels on the rolls, that it is Astroturf brand sports turf.

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    Slowly but surely...just hash marks, endzone letters, purple borders, a bunch of rubber pellets and a big ol' S in the middle left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
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    Slowly but surely...just hash marks, endzone letters, purple borders, a bunch of rubber pellets and a big ol' S in the middle left.
    Looks like they might be done by that first home game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Looks like they might be done by that first home game.
    Yep, it actually does. Drove by today and they are cutting in hash marks. Can't wait to see the finished field!

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    I drove by there today from the four lane highway there it looked amazing. Dunno if it’ll be done but it will be top notch.

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    Getting close, all lettering and half the hashes are in place.

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    What is all the white along sidelines and beyond endzones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    What is all the white along sidelines and beyond endzones?
    It's part of the underlying surface. Not sure of the material.

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