Schuylerville’s turf field replacement project in Black Horse Stadium is complete and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 20. Prior to the completion, Chenango Contracting, the company that installed the new turf field, conducted a GMAX test, a test that indicates safety levels and checks that the field is within industry guidelines. Black Horse Stadium has been cleared to reopen for physical education classes, athletics, and games.
The turf field is branded with the district’s new logo and covers the same square footage as the previous field. The original field was first installed in 2010 and was used for 13 school years. The new synthetic turf installation was paid for using district reserves of $684,785 and did not require a public vote.
“We look forward to the continued benefits the new turf field will provide,” said Superintendent Gregg Barthelmas. “It’s a communal space that all of our students have access to, as well as the community. Its preservation is important and I thank everyone who had a hand in seeing this project to a successful completion.”