Turf Replaced - March 17 2020

MISD, Hellas Reach Agreement For Turf Replacement In Maverick Stadium
Posted on 03/17/2020
This is the image for the news article titled MISD, Hellas Reach Agreement For Turf Replacement In Maverick StadiumMarshall ISD's Board of Trustees has approved a proposal from Hellas Construction, Inc., to replace the turf at Maverick Stadium at no cost to the district due to defects of the surface that was originally installed back in 2015.

MISD will be receiving an entire package of new pad, artificial turf and a new, underlying technology called Ecotherm at a cost not to exceed $300,000. Hellas will provide the new turf itself at no cost to the district, with the money spent serving only to pay for a new pad and Ecotherm system.

The new project will provide Maverick Stadium with a surface that is similar to that of other Hellas customers, including the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and Ford Center, Baylor's McLane Stadium and the Houston Texans' NRG Stadium.

Total cost of the project would be roughly $1.3 million, with Hellas agreeing to absorb the cost of the turf itself. That gives MISD a savings of roughly $1 million for the entire project. The deal also comes with an 8-year warranty.

The Ecotherm system is designed to cool the turf to an approximate 30-degree difference from the current air temperature. 

MISD officials had noticed defects in the current turf which was installed by Hellas in 2015. After discussions with Hellas officials, the company made the offer to replace the turf at no cost to the district.

Next season should see the stadium, which will be 40 years old in September, with a new turf system. A new track has been installed around the playing surface in the last year, with a new press box also entering its third season this fall.

Plans are being considered for a renovation of the stadium restrooms this summer as well.

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