The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract for preliminary work to replace the grass fields at all nine county high schools, with high grade synthetic turf.
Neil Luther, Director of Recreation and Parks, says the grass fields are wearing out. “That translates into player safety if you’ve got wear spots that are soft,” said Luther.
Voters approved a $12 million dollar bond issue last year to fix it.
“Basically the synthetic product weatherproofs fields. It allows you to play of fields year-round,” Luther added.