Austin, TX (Aug 16, 2017) –
Hellas just renovated Darby and Davidson high school stadiums in the Hilliard City School District of Ohio, exchanging natural grass for Hellas’ Matrix® Turf with Helix Technology. Hilliard School Districts, like many school districts across the nation, are switching to artificial turf to decrease maintenance costs and save water, while increasing availability and utilization that synthetic turf allows.
Superintendent John Marschhausen said, "This is a long time coming for Hilliard. Now all three high schools will be able to provide a similar experience.”
The district also selected the Cushdrain® Pad, a paved-in-place, elastic layer that will increase the shock absorption of the turf system at the two school stadiums, which means a lower G-Max and a safer playing surface with fewer concussions. The Cushdrain Pad will improve drainage of the two fields after heavy rains and provide a planarity that will hold its form through three to four lifecycles of turf.
Hilliard Davidson Athletic Director Nate Bobek said, “We are thrilled to get our students out on the new fields. It is a game changer for us! These fields will not only help our football teams but will help all our athletic teams at Hilliard Davidson.”
With the variety and amount of weather experienced the Ohio area, having a natural grass field can limit usage. Having an artificial playing surface will allow more games to be played, more practices to be had, and more activities performed on the stadium turf.
Bobek said, “Along with providing an excellent field for our sports teams, it will also provide our marching band with an area they can utilize for practice.”
Hilliard Darby Athletic Director Chris Ludban said, “Turf will allow our freshman and JV teams to play on the varsity field regardless of how much rain has fallen. They will not get moved because our field became unplayable.”
Marschhausen said, “We have been proud to work with the team from Hellas in all aspects of this project, from the negotiation process to final installations. It’s been great to partner with such a quality team like Hellas.”
Hellas Construction leads the industry in sports construction and product innovation while keeping the safety of athletes in mind because to Hellas, more than the game matters. Hellas manufactures and installs Matrix Turf, known to withstand extreme weather elements, resist insects, rot, fungus, mildew, and UV and heat degradation while allowing for rapid and consistent drainage even after heavy rain. The turf is made from C8 resin fibers that are considered to be the most resilient, stable, and durable fibers on the market. Hellas uses its own fleet of construction equipment and experienced crews to complete each project. Hellas’ knowledge and experience results in projects that are managed more efficiently and always ready for game day.