Hebbronville, TX (December 13, 2018) –
Hellas Construction is installing Matrix® turf in Jim Hogg County following a $6 Million bond that passed in Hebbronville. The Longhorns of Hebbronville High School are excited about new football, softball and baseball fields, plus a new track. "The future of Jim Hogg County ISD athletics and Hebbronville community athletics, has been catapulted to a whole new level. There is an excitement in the air that has been long overdue,”says Dr. Susana P. Garza, who is the Superintendent at Jim Hogg County ISD.
The ecothermTM infill is made from recycled vinyl TPU and cellulose fibers. The uniquely shaped ecothermTM granules pull moisture from the air to reduce field surface temperatures by as much as 20 degrees compared to a synthetic turf with black crumb rubber. Cooling off the 7-5 Horns in the August heat will be a relief for a team that reached the second round of the playoffs in 2018. Hebbronville will also stay safe with a cushdrain®pad, which is a monolithic, paved into place, elastic layer, providing extra cushion and helping reduce concussions.
New baseball and softball fields will be ready for opening day in the Spring of 2019. Hellas Construction’s new baseball product Major Play with Helix Technology awaits the Longhorns when Hebbronville plays ball in February. New dugouts, batting cages, backstop netting and fencing is part of the baseball renovations. “All students and the community will benefit from this state-of-the-art renovation,” added Garza.
A new epiQ Track® V300 will arrive directly from the Hellas Polymer factory and be installed by the Hellas installation crew around the football field in the fall of 2019. The layout and design markings of the non-petroleum-based epiQ Track® are in accordance with the latest edition of the IAAF, NCAA, and UIL rules and regulations. Garza says, “This upgrade in facilities is most definitely going to be a positive addition to our current fields and will compliment other recent upgrades and future ones to come.”
Hellas Construction is the Official Turf Provider of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, The Star at Frisco TX, and Ford Center. Hellas is the Preferred Turf Provider of the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, the exclusive turf provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars at their new indoor practice facility and the Miami Dolphins indoor training facility.
Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. HellasConstruction.com
Jim Hogg County ISD comprises three schools including Hebbronville High, Hebbronville Junior High and Hebbronville Elementary. jhcisdpk12.org
Dallas Cowboys Football Club headquartered at The Star in Frisco, TX, with home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Cowboys are part of the NFL’s NFC East. dallascowboys.com
Houston Texans headquartered in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium, the Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and are part of the NFL's AFC South Division. houstontexans.com
Miami Dolphins headquartered in Davie, FL., with home field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, and are part of the NFL's AFC East Division. miamidolphins.com
Jacksonville Jaguars headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, playing at TIAA Bank Field, formerly Everbank Field. The Jaguars play in the NFL’s AFC South Division jaguars.com
Las Vegas Stadium located in Paradise, Nevada will be the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. lasvegasstadium.raiders.com