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Interesting details from consultant’s field overhaul report on grass and turf

Noah Asimow of the Vineyard Gazette covered a recent meeting on Martha’s Vineyard, MA about the first phase of a multi-million-dollar overhaul of school athletic fields.

“In a formal presentation last week, consultant and designer Chris Huntress recommended that a new track be built parallel to the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road with an artificial turf infield that can be used for football, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer and other sports.

“The recommendation comes amid long-running debate over turf versus natural grass fields at the high school. Mr. Huntress, who was hired as an independent consultant last spring, advised including at least one synthetic turf field in the new plan.”

“It is not a this or that decision when it comes to turf and grass,” he told the district school committee. “It is a this and that.”

Read great details here