Irvine, CA (March 11, 2019) –
Crean Lutheran has chosen Hellas for the installation of the Private Christian High School’s new athletic field located in Orange County, California. The products being installed at Crean Lutheran Athletic Sports Complex are Hellas Matrix® Turf with Helix Technology, Geo Plus™ Organic infill and Cushdrain® Shock Pad.
The Saints are excited to proudly represent “The Crean Way” by having Hellas supply the school with cutting-edge turf technology for its athletic facility. Crean Lutheran Athletic Director Eric Olson said, “I’m stoked that we were able to use Hellas. You could tell from the get-go to the end that it was pure professionalism.”
After evaluating the market for artificial turfs, Hellas was Crean Lutheran’s top choice. School officials were looking for a new playing surface for its football, lacrosse, and soccer teams; However, Olson stresses that the field will not only assist the school’s athletic programs, but it will be “open to the community for youth sports to improve Crean Lutheran’s local outreach.”
Officials at Crean Lutheran will introduce Matrix with Helix technology to the school’s playing fields, the same turf material used by the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. Helix technology brings memory and tenacity that allows the turf to bounce back after use. The Helix feature consists of shape memory technology that is added during the manufacturing process, allowing each fiber to curl in order to secure the infill. The curled monofilament fibers in Crean Lutheran’s new turf will give the Saints a uniform, aesthetically pleasing playing surface. The Matrix Turf with Helix has a unique shape and design that makes it the most resilient, stable, and durable monofilament fiber in the market.
Crean Lutheran school officials also chose Hellas’ Geo Plus organic infill over the traditionally-selected black crumb rubber that is widely used throughout the country. Geo Plus Organic infill is made from cork and coconut fibers, ensuring optimal shock absorption and excellent control in all weather conditions, all while being 100% organic and recyclable. The infill is UV resistant to deterioration on high temperatures, retaining moisture to make the field surface temperature up to 40° cooler.
The Cushdrain shock pad being installed at Crean Lutheran will improve shock absorption, providing student-athletes optimal protection from concussions. Made of non-toxic components, the elastic layer will improve the drainage of the Saints’ turf, minimizing downtime by heavy rains.
Hellas is the official turf provider of the Dallas Cowboys and their practice facility at the Star in Frisco. Hellas is the preferred turf provider of the Houston Texans and the Houston Methodist Training Center for the Texans. Hellas is the exclusive turf provider of the Jacksonville Jaguars training facility and an official partner with the Miami Dolphins in their practice facility as well. Hellas is a proud partner of the Raiders and the official artificial turf provider of the Las Vegas Stadium.
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
Crean Lutheran High School is a full-service high-quality Private Christian High School located in Irvine, CA. The Saints athletic teams that play on turf are football, lacrosse, and soccer. clshs.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