Stewart Field getting artificial turf

| June 1, 2016

COSHOCTON – According to Coshocton High School Athletic Director Tim Fortney, the Redskin’s Stewart Field will receive a much needed makeover.

The most evident aspect of this project is the installation of an artificial turf field which will replace the existing grass. By replacing the grass with artificial turf, Fortney believes that Stewart field will be of much more use and can accommodate more sports teams.

“The main reason behind the switch to artificial turf is because we wanted to create a multipurpose facility that we can use for our boys and girls soccer, football, band practice, and not to mention the junior high and youth leagues as well,” said Fortney.

This switch will be especially convenient for the boys and girls soccer teams who currently hold practice and play home games at Kids America and will now be able to have a home field of their own.

Compared to having a grass field which requires constant attention and mowing, an artificial turf field is much more practical when it comes to accommodating many different sports and ultimately saving money, which is exactly what Fortney is aiming for.

This project, which according to Fortney will cost approximately $475,000, has already been completely funded by many generous donators.

“Our funding is comprised of private money from various foundations, various businesses, and local donors so no school money is going toward the project at all,” said Fortney.

Fortney also added that Coshocton High School will be partnering with ProGrass, which is centrally located in Pittsburgh, Pa., to install the turf itself.

Fortney believes that the project should be complete and the field ready for play by next fall.


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