The Chiles Regional Football Field could soon be converted from grass to artificial turf.
The Leon County School Board recently voted to approve an agreement with George & Associates Consulting Engineers to provide services related to the placement of an artificial turf system and the design of the underdrainment for the Chiles High School Football field. The contract is for $12,620.
Ricky Bell, LCS Director Student Activities, told TR that artificial turf is an option for the Chiles High School field because of the high usage.
“Chiles has a lot of varsity and junior varsity teams that use the field and middle schools in the area also use the field,” said Bell.
Bell also said the field is hard to maintain even with spending approximately $80,000 each year.
The artificial turf cost is estimated to be approximately $850,000 and the installation -pending final approval – is expected to start in May and be complete by fall.