Several WPIAL stadiums undergoing turf renovations
Friday, July 12, 2019 | 6:06 PM
Roll out the green carpet: football season is near.
A number of WPIAL stadiums are in the process of getting new artificial turf. Most schools change turf after 10 or 15 years and several were due for updated playing surfaces.
Westmoreland County, in particular, has ongoing turf projects at Penn-Trafford, Norwin, Franklin Regional, Greensburg Salem and Jeannette, the last of which is installing turf for the first time at McKee Stadium.
Jeannette’s field was all dirt this week but the project is moving along.
Many schools have set an early August deadline for completion of the work.
Courtesy of Mark Levander Productions - William A. Shomo Field at McKee Stadium - July 4th 2019 pic.twitter.com/0DfaT9Jh5P— Jeannette Sports (@Jhawkathletics) July 6, 2019
Penn-Trafford has added sleek gold lettering at Warrior Stadium in Harrison City.
Now it’s PerfecT! pic.twitter.com/iS5zKs8Qop— Penn Trafford TV (@penntraffordtv) June 26, 2019
Norwin is scheduled to install turf next week, while Greensburg Salem’s Offutt Field also is awaiting new carpet.
Say goodbye to the old Offutt Field turf! Thanks to the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, Greensburg Salem is able to replace the existing deteriorated field with a new synthetic turf system this summer. Check in for project updates! @NFLFoundation pic.twitter.com/AJkzZjP9AN— Greensburg Salem School District (@GSSDGoldenLions) June 11, 2019
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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