If all goes to plan, Foxboro High School will have their turf field in a matter of weeks. According to business administration Bill Yukna, the drainage has been installed and the turf has been delivered to the high school.
Currently, the school is waiting for the rubber pellets to arrive so they can be placed on the field before the turf is laid down. There will also be a walkway that goes around the field.
Once workers begin laying down the turf, the field is expected to be ready for use about 2.5 weeks after the start of the process.
According to Yukna, construction is about 65% complete and is estimated to be done around mid-October.
The completion of the field will finish phase one of the project. Phase two, will consist of installing a track, stands, and a press box when funding is available and approved at a town meeting. Until completed, the high school football team’s games will remain at the Ahern Middle School. Soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse will be able to play games on to the field.
Once the field is done, the school hopes to have a ribbon-cutting ceremony thank Turf's Up for their work and the Kraft Group for obtaining a $200,000 grant from the NFL for the field.
Behind the school, work on the baseball and softball complex remains on hold as the school district waits for surplus funds from the state. Efforts have been made to get the money from the state need for the project but there is no timeline for when it may happen.