Sports Field Holdings, based in Pawnee, Ill., has signed two contracts for a combined value of $1.7 million with Dean College in Franklin, Mass., and St. Joseph by the Sea School in Staten Island, N.Y. Sports Field Holdings will refurbish the schools’ athletic facilities with the company’s Replicated Grass turf, which mimics the high blade density of natural grass.
“We’re excited to be working with Dean College and St. Joseph by the Sea School in the redesign of their sports complexes,” says Jeromy Olson, chief executive officer of Sports Field Holdings. “Our turn-key solutions range from the installation of our best-in-class turf product, Replicated Grass, to the design, construction and project management of running tracks, stadium lights, grandstands, scoreboards and press boxes, as well as concession stands and restrooms.”
The Dean College project will feature a new multipurpose athletic training, practice and game field for competition in National Junior College Athletic Association events.
The St. Joseph by the Sea School project encompasses the replacement of an existing artificial turf system, repair to the current field drainage system and installation of the facility’s first stadium lights. Upon completion, the project will provide the private high school with a comprehensive renovation of its synthetic turf facility for athletic play and physical education.
“Securing these contracts is indicative of our ability to quickly increase market share in what is estimated to be a $1 billion market,” Olson said. “Our eco-friendly turf product is designed to prioritize athlete safety, as it is made without the harmful carcinogens found in crumb rubber or Silica sand turf products. This innovative product, in conjunction with our ability to efficiently design, and manage the development of contracted projects, positions Sports Field Holdings to effectively compete with our industry peers as the pipeline of projects continue to expand.”