The City of Quincy Park Dept. is underway removing the existing turf at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Rubber and sand infill are being suctioned and contained for recycling and strips of old turf are cut and rolled for recycling as well. This preliminary work will continue for the next 2 weeks.
The turf has been in place for 12 years, which is the average life for this type of surface. Every year, the turf is professionally groomed to help increase the lifespan of the surface. In addition, the Park Dept. has the turf tested for safety every 2 years. Over time, the grassy leaves become brittle from exposure to UV sunlight rays and with use, they break. With not enough cushion, the surface becomes no longer safe for the athletes using the field.
Veteran’s Memorial Stadium is used by North Quincy High School and Quincy High School football, semi-pro football as well as youth, club and high school soccer, lacrosse and marching bands. Offseason August work outs for high school football and adult soccer groups will be redirected to Creedon Field in North Quincy. Once the new turf is complete, additional lines are being added for cross width soccer so 2 games can be played at once for youth and club teams.
The project is expected to cost $500,000 from the C.I.P. bond. The new turf installation will complete by the end of August for immediate use.
Old turf being cut for removal.
Infill being prepared for recycling.