Fairfield Athletic Director Mark Harden said the turf installation will have “an immediate impact.” It will place us on par with other schools in the Greater Miami Conference. Of the 10 GMC schools, six play their home games on turf. And, because turf is required for schools to host sectional and regional tournament games, we will now be eligible for consideration.
The project is made possible through a partnership between the district and Mercy Health. No general fund money is being used.
“Our partnership with Mercy has allowed us to do some much needed upgrades to our athletic facilities,” Harden said.
Installation is expected to be completed and ready for use by the start of the fall 2018 season.
“To have a turf field for our boys and girls soccer and boys and girls lacrosse teams is a huge upgrade for these athletic programs,” Harden said.
“The football stadium and turf is used currently by football, soccer, track and lacrosse for both boys and girls teams and middle school teams throughout the year,” Harden said. “Adding another field with artificial turf that will allow our teams to practice and play without concern for wet weather affecting that surface is a huge advantage for us here at Fairfield. It benefits everyone involved.”