(July 19, 2019) The Stephen Decatur High School turf field is expected to be completed on time for 2019 fall sports season, according to Facilities Planner Joe Price.
Price provided an update regarding the installation of the new turf field to the Worcester County Public School Board of Education, Tuesday.
“Installation of the turf field should be complete by the last week in July,” Price said. “We are awaiting a date from the track contractor for resurfacing of the track which should take one week.”
As of Thursday, the field was nearing completion. The turf had been installed and the school’s name painted in white against a bold blue background in end zone.
In June 2018 and June 2019, the Worcester County Commissioners approved funding for the project to replace the existing grass field at Stephen Decatur High School with a turf field similar to the athletic surface fields at Pocomoke and Snow Hill high schools and to resurface the existing running track.
The cost is $1.3 million once completed.
Installation is being executed through the Keystone Purchasing Network Program with construction by FieldTurf USA, Inc., Operations for the installation of the new Decatur turf field and running track resurfacing began on May 20.
“The Stephen Decatur High School athletic coaches and the SDHS leadership … they are ready to utilize their impressive new field right now,” Price said. “As always, we thank the Worcester County Commissioners for their full support and for their funding for these important projects.”