Madeira is excited to announce plans to upgrade and renovate our playing fields over the summer of 2016. The renovations include a full-size, cutting-edge tournament field (that will also serve as two practice fields), a new scoreboard, bleacher seating, restoration of the lower tennis court, and landscaping and hardscaping around the field.
After much research on the quality and safety of the available turf product options, the School has chosen, and the Board of Directors has approved, the use of a 100% organic infill product called GeoFill, which is made of 90% coconut husk and 10% cork. This product has been used worldwide since 2005, and is widely considered to be the most environmentally-friendly infill choice for synthetic turf fields. This product allows for clean water runoff, is 100% recyclable and is naturally resistant to mold and fungus. The durable turf field provides natural footing and is engineered for traction and performance. Also, GeoFill systems are cooler due to the fact that the composition of materials holds in moisture. Madeira will be one of a handful of high schools in the country to feature these newest, technically-advanced materials.
“After studying all our options, we chose this field because it reflects Madeira’s commitment to excellence and innovation, and it is the best for our community,” remarked Athletic Director Sue Cabot who has been instrumental in the planning process. “We believe the fiber and infill products we have chosen are the best for safety, performance, and playability – and for the environment. The additional shock pad adds to the protection for our players. This is the most elite playing system you can buy.”
The athletic field project will begin at the end of May and be completed in time for the fall sports season. We look forward to seeing Madeira fans at the enhanced facilities this fall. Check in throughout the summer for project updates and photos!
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