by Sam Clanton
REEDS SPRING, Mo. – The Reeds Spring School District is entering into an agreement with the University of Cincinnati for the purchase of synthetic turf for the high school football field.
The district will pay approximately 450-thousand dollars for the NFL-grade turf and its installation. According to school officials, turf of this caliber would cost more than a million dollars if purchased new. The agreement includes an eight-year warranty.
Superintendent Mike Mason says the benefits of turf outweigh the additional cost as compared to a typical grass field…
Mason says the turf field will cut down on the district’s need to maintain other practice facilities…
Mason says the district learned of the turf’s availability through Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker, who was the keynote speaker at last year’s Pack Night fundraiser for the Reeds Spring School Foundation.
The turf is expected to arrive within the next couple of weeks, and be ready for use by the end of the school year.