BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma (May 27, 2014) – Six athletic field projects are underway in the Broken Arrow School District, four of which will be completed this fall. The projects support the district’s nearly 18,000 students. Hellas Construction is installing 475,000 square feet of Matrix® synthetic turf making it the largest turf project underway in Oklahoma. The fields will be used by multiple sports teams representing the Broken Arrow Tigers.
In addition, the development features an indoor synthetic turf field which will be 40 yards long plus an end zone, offering space for winter workouts. The field will provide practice opportunities to soccer, band, football and other district teams.
“When we looked at the cost to maintain a grass field in our outdoor facilities combined with the fact that we can play on the fields 365 days a year, it made the decision to move to turf an easy one,” said Ken Ellett, Executive Director of Athletic Operations. “Moving to turf is better for the kids, our schools and the entire athletic program.”
The district awarded the project through a request for proposal process which led to the selection of Hellas Construction. The contractor, with its headquarters in Austin, Texas, is known for their premium Matrix® synthetic turf and has a long standing history of providing synthetic turf fields to clients nationwide, including the Dallas Cowboys.
“Broken Arrow Public Schools is excited about the progress being made on the new turf projects at our sports facilities,” said Michelle Bergwall, Chief Operating Officer, Broken Arrow Public Schools. “While all of the projects won’t be complete for some time, we look forward to our students being able to enjoy the new turf at Memorial Field, our softball field, and at our track and field facility this fall when they return to school.”
About Broken Arrow Public School District
Broken Arrow Public Schools is located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with a current enrollment of nearly 18,000 students, making it the sixth largest district in Oklahoma. Established in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools strives to educate, equip and empower a community of learners by providing dynamic learning opportunities which enable all students to be successful. For more information about Broken Arrow Public Schools, visit baschools.org.
About Hellas Construction
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hellas Construction is a nationwide contractor with a strong reputation for delivering premium-quality sports construction projects across the United States. Hellas has the ability to custom-manufacture and install proprietary brands of synthetic surfaces for field sports, running tracks, and tennis courts, by controlling all related operations. For more information, visit hellasconstruction.com and matrix-turf.com or follow them on twitter and facebook.