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What’s the cost for operating and maintaining both new high school football fields?

“In addition to no longer having to rent an off-site facility, Lawrence public schools will save approximately $100,000 per year from the installation of artificial turf on the high school outdoor athletic fields,” said Tom Bracciano, USD 497’s division director of operations and facilities planning. The cost of the groomer was included with the field cost. The total cost to maintain a field, including labor and gas for the groomer, is $34.75 per month per field when the lights are on for four hours.

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