Austintown Fitch High School Sets the Standard for Sports Facilities with New Synthetic Turf Fields
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Renovations of Falcon Stadium, Richard L. Coppola Field, and a new practice field maximize playability for the school and community.
Ground broke on November 8th, 2017 on Austintown Fitch’s new sports complex to feature professional-quality artificial grass on the school’s football, baseball, and soccer fields. Despite climactic conditions caused by Northeast Ohio’s variable winter weather patterns, the fields were substantially completed in April 2018.
Synthetic turf was selected by the Austintown Fitch athletic department to give players an upper hand in their training by canceling fewer practices and games due to volatile weather. The three-field renovation is helping to brand Austintown Fitch as a host of choice for many district, regional, and state athletic events. Richard L. Coppola Field, the only synthetic turf baseball field in the area, now appeals to local college teams and tournaments that require extremely durable, consistent, and safe surfaces. Athletic Director Lewis VanHoose comments on how Austintown is setting the standard for baseball in Ohio, “It’s a showcase. We are trying to bring baseball to the valley- we’ve already played five games that no one else in the area could play due to poor weather conditions.”
The renovation was made possible through the collaboration of installation experts SCG Fields and synthetic turf manufacturer Act Global. SCG and Act Global’s Xtreme Turf were selected for the project due to both company’s commitment to providing superior sports surfaces that enhance playability and performance. From commencement to completion, VanHoose has been impressed by the quality and attentiveness of both Act Global and SCG Fields.
“The experience was great we are very happy with how the fields turned out,” VanHoose notes. “We have one of the top facilities in the state of Ohio now… that’s really impressive.”
About Act Global
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology with an ISO 9001 Quality Certified manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia, and field installations in over 90 countries. Act Global has supplied its Xtreme Turf synthetic turf to over 600 football fields. Act Global is a FIFA Quality Licensee and preferred supplier for World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation, and the United Soccer League. The Act Global UBU Speed Series is the leading brand for NFL & NCAA Division I Football Fields has been featured in the New Orleans Superdome 2013, New York Met Life Stadium 2014, and Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 2018. Act Global also produced and installed the playing surface at the New Orleans Superdome in 2017.