Austin, TX (September 18, 2015) -
Hellas Construction will begin work at Prairie View A&M University next week for the construction of a football field, running track, and field events facility to be completed in 2016. The upcoming athletic building will be used by the NCAA Division I university’s Track and Field Program and the future United States Olympic Team for their Rio 2016 Summer Olympics training.
“I am extremely happy to be able to work with Prairie View A&M University again,” says Reed Seaton, President & CEO of Hellas Construction. “This is going to be a top-notch facility.”
The $3.72 million dollar project begins next week with the construction and installation of an epiQ TRACKS® Z5000, an IAAF certified running track that offers superior control, cushioning, energy return, and performance. The project also includes the construction of field event areas for javelin, high jump, pole vault, shot put, hammer throw, steeplechase, and others.
Hellas will switch gears in January and begin the construction of a Matrix® Synthetic Turf football field for the Prairie View A&M Panthers, a product known to enhance playability and performance by offering superior traction, increased shock absorption, minimized “fly-out”, and better foot control. The project will finish with the installation of covered bleachers that will hold 1,000 attendees at the facility.
“Working with the team at Prairie View A&M has been a pleasure for our company,” says Jim Loerwald, Hellas Construction Business Development Manager. “ [PVAMU Project Manager] Charles Brenton has been helpful and involved in the project since its origin, and working with him has been a great experience. We can’t wait for our team to start construction.”
The Panthers have announced a lineup of exciting events to be held at the facility, including the United States Olympic Training Camp during the month of July 2016. Prairie View A&M, a charter member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, also plans to host the Prairie Relays on March 26 and a Collegiate Invite on April 16.