Monroe County School District Key West High School Backyard Design Build
This design-build project included the replacement of the Key West High School’s current competition athletic fields (football, soccer, lacrosse, track/field, softball) with an artificial turf field surface on the existing footprint.
There is an eight-lane IAAF Certified S200 track surface with specially designated areas for the high jump, two pits for the long jump, pole vault, shot put and discus. The softball field also received a new artificial turf field surface, upgraded sports lighting to Musco LED. Other components of this project included walkways between fields and school buildings, concrete pads for bleacher placement, PA system, dugouts, drinking fountains, scoreboards, horizontal netting over softball bleachers, and security fencing.
The installation included a multi-purpose Matrix Helix® turf game field and Major Play® Matrix Helix turf softball field. Both fields include a Cushdrain® shock pad and Ecotherm™ infill. In addition to the two synthetic turf fields at Key West High School the team also resurfaced the track and built a 60,000 sq/ft sod practice field.
Carl Csombok, Key West High School Lead Groundskeeper of Athletics said “Seeing is believing and what we’ve seen out here is first class. This is our first experience with synthetic turf. Every coach has something positive to say about it. Being able to start practice and play quickly It’s well worth it.”