In 2018, the Field Renovation Committee developed a plan to replace Falcon field at Minnechaug Regional High School with a synthetic turf field, and upgrade the surrounding facilities. This work will benefit our entire community, including 1,200 students and athletes at Minnechaug Regional High School and over 1,000 children who participate in youth sports programs.
Replacing Falcon Field is the first step of a two-phase project that will eventually replace the existing bleachers and concession areas.
Turf At Chaug will raise the funds for Phase 1 of this project, Falcon Field. The total cost for this project is $800,000. The Towns of Wilbraham and Hampden CPA fund has approved amounts totaling $270,000 towards this project pending Town Meeting vote. The remaining amount for Phase 2 has yet to be determined. All additional funding will be raised through private donations from individuals and companies.
With the site work complete, the turf is now being installed!
Construction is moving along nicely! The Goal Posts are installed, the netting is up and the Visitor Bleachers are back in place.
Mike Roy visited the AstroTurf manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA, this week to see our turf in production! What an opportunity to visit the inventors of synthetic turf, tour the facility and witness the production process! Take a look at...