8.23 Update

Posted by Amy LeJeune on 8/23/2023

Base work was completed this past week, and Sprinturf subsequently provided Gale Associates with the required third-party evaluation to confirm that grading results for planarity and permeability match the specifications in the design plan.  These results are attached.  Shock pad installation was also completed.  This optional padding underneath the turf carpet provides additional cushioning to minimize potential for injury from ground impact.  Turf carpet installation has also begun, and sections of the field now resemble a typical completed turf field.  The remaining carpet is scheduled to be installed by Monday, 8/28, after which time “in lays” will be installed.  These are sections of the turf carpet (e.g., center logo and lines for various sports) that are individually sewn in. 

An updated schedule is attached, showing an estimated final completion date for Hyland of 9/7.  This is an extension of 2 days from the prior schedule, due minor delays (now resolved), related to arrival of carpet sections to the site.  The Athletics department has confirmed that the program can still be accommodated using Brook Street field, with only one game needing to be relocated.  This has been communicated to the impacted team.

Overall, this has been a very productive week of visible progress.

Please see updated schedule HERE. 

FIREFLY Permeability Evaluation 

Installation of Shock Pad

Installation of Turf Carpet