Archive for Friday, October 17, 2008

Work begins on athletics fields

Work is already underway for the construction of new athletics fields at Lawrence's two high schools.

October 17, 2008


A little rainstorm couldn't dampen the first signs of construction at Free State High School, Lawrence High School and Lawrence Virtual School, as the school district prepares to install new athletic facilities.

Bob Lisher, Free State's varsity football coach, said maintenance crews were uprooting sprinkler heads from the baseball field Friday morning, in preparation for new artificial turf.

Similar work was being done at Lawrence High, where a crew was dismantling a shed adjacent to the track.

"We were hoping to start today, but we had a little rain, and we're hoping we can start tomorrow," Tom Bracciano, the district's facilities director, said Friday.

A few minor contractual points need to be shored up before construction begins, but Bracciano didn't expect to it to be long before crews begin tearing up sod at the two high schools.

"Our groundspeople are out there, and getting ready for them to come in," he said.


Julie Jacob 9 years, 5 months ago

Wonder what they are going to do with the sod. Be nice if if could be reused somewhere. (yeah, I'm thinking my backyard, haa haa!)

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