Marble Falls, TX (May 10, 2018) –
Students and staff are filled with anticipation of the start of construction on the new Faith Academy athletic complex to be named Fields of Faith. Hellas Construction was just awarded the $2 million contract to build a new football field complete with Hellas’ well-known Matrix® Turf with Helix Technology and a new epiQ Tracks® running track. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at the Faith Academy campus, in Marble Falls.
Hellas Construction will be building the new football field and installing its Matrix Helix turf, the same synthetic turf the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins use. Geo PlusTM organic infill, made from cork and coconut fibers, was also selected. It offers superior playability and traction while keeping the field up to 40° cooler than a black crumb rubber alternative. A Cushdrain® pad will be installed under the turf for added safety. This paved-in-place elastic layer will keep the GMAX of the field low and help reduce concussions, while providing planarity and rapid drainage after severe weather. In addition, Hellas will install a new S200 epiQ Tracks® running track system and field lighting.
Faith Academy Trustee and Board Chairman Stuart Nunnally said, “We are thrilled to kick off this phase of our athletic complex. It has been a wonderful experience getting to this point, and we anticipate being ready for the 2018 football season and having a brand new track and field for all of our students to run and play on this fall.”
Hellas Construction President and CEO Reed J. Seaton said, “Hellas is proud to partner with Faith Academy to build this new athletic facility using our Hellas Design Build Group. This facility will leave a lasting legacy for the academy that will benefit student athletes on many different levels.”
Hellas Construction is the largest and only vertically-integrated sports construction company in the United States, and all of its products are made in America. Hellas manufactures and produces its products specifically for each job, then through the use of its own heavy equipment and specialized crews, completes and installs each project. Because Hellas controls every aspect of a project from start to finish, they can complete projects in time frames others find impossible. Hellas’ quality, performance, and longevity are unparalleled in the industry.
Future plans for the athletic complex include adding a baseball field, softball field, tennis courts, and a second gymnasium. Additional plans for campus expansion include adding a new K-5th grade building and playground.
Faith Academy is seeking funding partners who are interested in investing in facilities that will make positive and lasting impact on youth for years to come. For more information, contact Donna Holland Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-914-8479.
About Faith Academy started in 1999, this 26-acre campus is located in Marble Falls, TX. It is a University-Model® school whose purpose is to provide students with a comprehensive, college-preparatory education that prepares each student for life. Faith Academy is accredited by AdvancED® which includes SACS CASI, and is a member in good standing with the National Association of University Model Schools, Christian Schools International, and the Association of Christian Schools International. Visit famf.org.
About 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. 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 and exclusive turf provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars at their new indoor practice facility at Daily’s Place, next to EverBank Field in Florida. To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit hellasconstruction.com.
About the Dallas Cowboys Football Club headquartered at The Star in Frisco, TX. A 1960 expansion franchise in the NFL awarded to Clint Murchison, Jr. and Bedford Wynne. Bought in 1984, by H.R. “Bum” Bright and then sold to current owner Jerry Jones in 1989. They are a part of the NFC East Conference with an overall 34-27 playoff record. The 5-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys have had 3 home fields since 1960, the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium, and now AT&T Stadium. Visit dallascowboys.com.
About the Houston Texans are a professional football team in the NFL, in the AFC South Division and headquartered in Houston, TX. Started in 2002 as an expansion team by Bob McNair. The Texans are currently the youngest NFL franchise competing. The team has three AFC South Championships. Their home field is NRG Stadium, formerly Reliant Stadium, in Houston. Visit houstontexans.com.