Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
New turf in St. Marys
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard
Workers from ProGrass of Pittsburgh, Pa., stretch out the artificial turf near the end zone of St. Marys' new football stadium. The turf was set for completion this week; however, rain has delayed progress. School business manager Kurt Kuffner said the field should be completed within the next week. The field will be used next summer for football, soccer and marching band practice, if desired, Kuffner said. The track around the field will be used for middle and high school track practice in the spring. No seating exists at the new stadium, so all competitions are planned to be held at Skip Baughman Stadium. Funding is still uncertain for the new stadium, estimated to cost $4-5 million.